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Iran-Turkmenistan agree to increase rail transit to 3.5 million tons

Director General of Transportation and Terminals in Razavi Khorasan province said an agreement has been signed between Iran and Turkmenistan to increase railtransit to 3.5 million tons.

Hamid Reza Shahraki Thanavi told reporters on Tuesday that the agreement was signed on Monday in a meeting between Head of Iranˈs Road Maintenance and Road Transportation Organization Davoud Keshavarzian with his Turkmen counterpart in Sarakhs.

He said that rail transport transit level between the two countries was 1.5 million tons last year and it is to reach the goal until the end of year 2014. Shahraki continued that the Iranian side also asked the number of transit trucks to increase from 200 vehicles to 400 daily.

The Turkmen side agreed with the request, but because of need to develop necessary infra-structure in this concern, postponed it to one year later, but accept the transit trucks increase from 200 to 250 vehicles daily, now.

Source* irna.ir

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