Tehran, Iran, Feb. 14
By Kamyar Eghbalnejad – Trend:
Iranian transportation ministry is working on a road map on boosting the volume of transit through the country.
“We are currently working on a plan, namely ‘roadmap for boosting transit’ and we already have results,” Mehrdad Taqizadeh-Behjati, the deputy transportation minister, told Trend.
Saying that the supreme council of transportation of the country is preparing the road map, he added that discussions are underway with other organization such as Foreign Ministry and Customs Administration as well as other countries to pave the ground for increasing the volume of transit through the country.
Over 7.614 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first 10 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20, Jan. 21), according to the latest data released by Iran’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO).
The volume of transited goods indicates an increase by 20 percent year-on-year. About 2.28 million tons of transited goods were oil products (66 percent more year-on-year) and 5.33 million tons were non-oil products.