Jan 2, 2022, 9:13 AM
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Minister hails importance of Iran-Iraq railway

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Rostam Qasemi said Shalamcheh-Basra railway connection is of great importance for both countries for both cargo and passenger transit during Arbaeen rituals.

Speaking in a TV program, Qasemi said based on the new agreement, Iran and Iraq have determined the exact date for starting the construction of the project.

He added that a joint venture should also be established within two months.

He stressed the importance of building a bridge between Iran and Iraq.  

He noted that the projects need maximum two years and 100-120 million dollars investment.

Qasemi went on to say that launching Iran-Iraq railway will make Iran's exports to Iraq safer and cheaper.


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