Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said thousands of kilometers of railways will be built across the country, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported on May 17.
“Importing rails will take 6-7 months,” he said. “Importing rails is more economically justified than establishing rail production plants.” Iran will import three thousand kilometers of rails from Turkey and India.
Regarding the Mianeh-Tabriz railway project, he said he will seek the Chinese investment in his next week travel to China.
The route will include 9 stations, 7 tunnels, and 21 bridges. The railway is projected to carry 3 million tons of cargo and 4.5 million passengers per year.