Iran, Azerbaijan sign pact to connect North-South corridor
Tehran, Iran, June 13
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran and Azerbaijan have made agreements to complete the North-South corridor connection, Islamic Republic Railways Director of Technical and Infrastructural Department Maziar Yazdani told Trend June 13.
“Just before this session, the railways of Iran and Azerbaijan signed an agreement whereby, if the sides are prepared, the Astara-Astara and Rasht-south part of Iran sections connection will be completed,” he said on the sidelines of a press conference.
“The railway has been completely constructed. The cargo terminal is being built and will be operational in two months and will unload cargos coming from Azerbaijan as well as southern Iran.”
The International North-South Transport Corridor is meant to connect Northern Europe with Southeast Asia. It will serve as a link connecting the railways of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia.
The corridor is planned to transport 6 million tons of cargo per year at the initial stage and 15-20 million tons of cargo in the future.