Iran, China ink MoU on construction of subway wagons

IRNA – Iran and China have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on construction of 215 subway wagons, a senior official in charge of municipalities and rural management affairs announced on Wednesday.

Hossein-Rajab Salahi, director general of the railway transportation office at municipalities and rural management organization, told IRNA that the construction will begin in Iran.

The wagons, Salahi said, will be used for three capital cities of Isfahan, Fars and East Azarbaijan provinces.

As the official said, the contract has been signed between Iranian Rail Industries Development Company (IRICO) and China’s CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co. which is among the biggest wagon manufacturers in the world.

The today MoU has been signed within the framework of the Dec 2008 agreement on supply of 315 subway wagons between the Interior Ministry and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen, Salahi said, adding 100 of those wagons constructed in China have already been delivered to the country.

The implementation of MoU on the wagon construction will improve the industry in the country and create further job opportunites, the official concluded.