The deputy Urban Affairs Minister announced that Iran is building a railway for Afghanistan.
In an exclusive interview with ILNA news agency correspondent, Kheirollah Khademi said that according to the schedule, this project should be put into operation in November 2021.
“Some 76 km of this railway is in the Iranian soil and 62 km of the railway in Afghanistan.”
He said that 30 kilometers of the railway track has been constructed so far.
According to the report, a railway track from Chabahar Port to Central Asia will extend Afghanistan’s connectivity in the region.
“Economic engagements between Iran, India, and Afghanistan would be strengthened through this railway track,” Khademi stressed.
The managing director of Iran's Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC) also added “The railway track project was a long-term project which would be implemented despite economic sanctions against Iran.”
“At present, all Iranian trade with Afghanistan is done through sea and roads and if a rail network is established between the two countries, most of the cargo will be transferred by railways.