Minister: Khaf-Herat Railway Able to Transfer 1mln Passengers, 6ml tons of Goods
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said that the newly-inaugurated Khaf-Herat railway between Iran and Afghanistan can annually transfer 6mln tons of cargos and 1mln passengers.
Eslami made the remarks on Thursday, addressing the inauguration ceremony of Khaf-Herat railway project on Thursday held through video conference.
He underlined that the railway has the capacity of transporting six million tons of cargo and also one million passengers annually.
This inauguration is a unique interaction and coordinated cooperation between the two countries of Iran and Afghanistan, which has been launched based on friendship, Eslami added.
Referring to the motto of the two nations with “One Culture and History”, Eslami stated, “In this field, we can always expand and develop friendship and cooperation bonds.”
He added that Khaf-Herat Railway would account for a large share of trade between the two countries.
The 225-km Khaf-Herat railroad project was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of the Iranian and Afghan presidents.
About 140 out of 225 kilometers of Khaf-Heart railroad project with over 430 billion tomans was jointly inaugurated by Iranian and Afghan presidents.
Today is an unforgettable day for two neighboring states, Iranian President has said earlier at the opening ceremony.
The 225-km Khaf-Herat railroad project includes four phases that are under construction.
About 77 km of the project, which includes two phases, is in Iran's soil and the rest in Afghanistan.
One of the phases that is in Afghanistan was inaugurated on Thursday
Iran has three cross-border transit roads in Northeast and East of the country with the neighboring state through which it can facilitate Afghanistan's access to the outside world, according to Iranian officials.