Gorgan, Golestan Prov., Jan 6, IRNA – Director General of Iran Northeast Railway Mohammad Reza Qorbani said the first cargo of imported goods will arrive in the country through Inche Boroun railway on Wednesday, January 7.
With the operation of the first phase of the railroad with a capacity of 3 million tons annually, it is predicted that with the completion of the project the capacity of cargo transfer will increase to 12 million tons per year.
Speaking to IRNA, Qrbani said the first transit consignment in this route which includes 8 thousand tons of wheat from Kazakhstan will arrive in Turkmenistan and then after passing through legal and customs formalities will arrive in Iran.
He said the consignment will go through customs formalities in Turkmenistan and from there will arrive in Inche Boroun.
He added that after the arrival of the consignment and at the time of reloading wagons, owners of the commodities, tradesmen and businessmen will be identified in order to release their goods from the railway.
Qorbani noted that efforts are underway to load wagons which have carried import goods with commodities to be exported to Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan which is also called “return cargo”.
The official said with regard to Gorgan-Inche Boroun railway which connects to Turkmenistan and then to Kazakhstan it is an international railway which plays a highly important role in transit of good and services.
He also referred to the visit of a high-ranking economic delegation from India to Golestan province and said the delegation, also comprising senior officials of the Indian Embassy in Tehran, will arrive in the province on Wednesday and will conduct an inspection tour of Gorgan railway station.
The Indian delegation will inspect Inche Boroun railway and customs office on Thursday and examine facilities there so that they could also import their commodities to Iran and from here to elsewhere in the world through the railroad.
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