New wagons to be added to Iran’s cargo fleet – minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
Nearly 850 freight wagons purchased by the government will be delivered to Iran and added to the country’s cargo fleet soon, Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said.
“Currently, 25,000 freight cars are active in the country’s transport fleet,” Akhoundi said, IRIB news agency reported on September 23.
According to the Sixth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2016-2021), the number of the wagons should rise to 58,000.
The minister said 850 goods wagons would be delivered to the country soon in a bid to materialize the plan.
The sixth plan is Iran's first major national development program based on the "Resistance Economy"–a set of policies proposed by the Leader to counter sanctions, boost production and reduce consumption.