Iran, South Africa explore ways for developing transportation ties
Iran welcomes South African companies to help the country carry out its transportation projects, says a transportation ministry official, IRNA reported.
'The South African companies could cooperate with Iran in its transportation development as project developers,' said Iran's Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan on Thursday in a meeting with a South African Transport Ministry delegation.
'There are a lot of projects underway in Iran for developing airports, highways, railroads and ports as well as projects for establishing new cities,' Fakhrieh said.
'We prefer to have foreign companies as project developers,' he said.
The Iranian official also said that the South African companies could cooperate with Iran both individually and through a consortium jointly established with the European companies.