TEHRAN Dec 03 (Shana)–Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said a railroad connecting Iran to two Central Asian countries of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan would facilitate energy transfer.
“The railroad connecting member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries prepares the ground for the transfer of energy and swap of petroleum products,” Rouhani said.
“Today is a happy day for the countries in the region and all countries that can use the railway,” Rouhani said, adding that the day ushers in a new beginning for better interaction among regional nations.
He also said that the railway has the potential to transport millions of tons of commodities and thousands of passengers annually, saying the capacity should be increased.
The railway is 920 kilometers in length and will shorten the distance between the Persian Gulf, Central Asia and Europe.
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