Jan 20, 2016, 6:43 PM
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European states urge railway cooperation with Iran

Zahedan, Jan 20, IRNA – Deputy Head of Iran Railway Comany for development and resources Mohammad Reza Nosrat Nezami said that many European countries like France, Germany, Italy and Belgium have called for cooperation with Iran's Railway.

He said that following victory of Islamic Revolution and at the beginning of Iraqi imposed war, international sanctions were imposed by Western countries on Iran's rail transportation sector.
Considering improvement of Iran's relations with the outside world, Iranian officials are mulling connection eastern borders to western borders through railways and one of the important railway routes is southeast axis, which can connect Iran's railway to those of Pakistan and India.
He said that construction of Chabahar-Zahedan and Zahedan-Mashad railroads is one of important programs of Iran's Railway Company.
Nezami said that transportation of goods and passengers in southeast railway region in 1393 increased by 101 percent compared to the year 1392 .
He added that over the first 10 months of Iranian calendar year of 1394 transportation of goods and passengers increased three folds in comparison with the preceding year.