Iran’s railway to reach southwestern province of Ardabil
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Construction of the Ardabil-Miyaneh railroad in northwestern Iran has been completed by 44 percent, an official with transport ministry said.
Ali Nourzad, an Iranian deputy transport minister, called for allocating at least $95.9 million (three billion rials) per year in order to complete the railroad’s construction within the next two years, IRNA news agency reported Sept. 5.
The railway will connect Ardabil province to the country’s rail system and its southern ports.
In the meantime, there are plans underway to launch a large steel factory with an annual capacity of 50 million tons of products in the province.
Once the railroad is completed, it will play a key role in carrying raw materials to the factory and delivering its products to other parts of the country.