Jul 29, 2021, 1:03 PM
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President Rouhani inaugurates roads, urban development plans

Tehran, IRNA - Inauguration ceremony of domestic projects of Ministry of Roads and Urban Development is held in the presence of Iran's outgoing President Hassan Rouhani.

In the last weeks of tenure by the government of prudence and hope, President Rouhani took part in the 86th inaugural ceremony of production jump projects via video conference on Thursday.

The president inaugurated railroads and freeways in Yazd, Fars, Zanjan, Qazvin, Isfahan, Alborz and Mazandaran provinces worth of 2.6 million dollars.

The first project among the Thursday's ceremony is the test driving through Alborz tunnel, which is the longest tunnel in the Middle East. The 9 kilometer-long tunnel is located in the second section of Tehran-Shomal freeway.

The Yazd-Eghlid railway is another project, which crosses through Abarkooh and creates a railroad link to Yasuj, capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province. The Yazd-Eghlid railway covers 270 kilometers and helps better and fast transport of industrial, agricultural and mineral products.

The administration of President Rouhani has attempted to complete railroad transit in northeast to southwest as well as southeast to southwest of Iran.

It is expected that the railway transports four million tons of commodities and one million passengers in the first year after it becomes operational.

President Rouhani also inaugurates the railway track laying of Khash-Zahedan railway on Thursday, which is a part of Chabahar-Zahedan railway. Another project is the inauguration of Bostanabad-Khavaran railway in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province.

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