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Iran to build movable bridge over Arvand River for connection with Iraq

IRNA – Iran is to build a movable railway bridge over the Arvand River as part of the 35-kilometer Shalamcheh-Basra railway project for linking Iran-Iraq railway network.

Director General of the Railway and Technical Structures Department at the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) Mohammad Mousavi made the remarks in Khouzestan Province on Thursday while inspecting provincial railway.

Mousavi said Iraqi railway network will link Iranian cities of Khorramshahr and Abadan to Basra and continue up to Imam Khomeini Port.

He said the two sides are trying to check influence of sanctions on the project.

The project is said to cost 2.22 billion rials and once implemented will link Iranian railway to Syria through Iraq.