Roads & Terminals
Iran and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development of transportation in Tbilisi on Thursday.
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abdolhashem Hassan-Nia, as the head of the Iranian delegation, and Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Akaki Saghirashvili signed the deal in a ceremony attended by Iran’s ambassador to Georgia, IRNA reported.
Promoting transportation ties, boosting the level of standards on safety and quality of passenger services and removing traffic problems at the entry and exit points were among the major topics of the MoU.
Iran’s Ambassador in Tbilisi Seyyed Javad Qavam-Shahidi hailed the two countries’ top transit situation, hoping that holding regular meetings of the joint commission will help promote trade exchanges, in addition to facilitating transportation.
Promoting bilateral and international cooperation in the field of transportation were discussed by the two sides.
Head of Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran says the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL) accounts for 22 percent of the country’s cargo transportation, adding that TPO is ready to cooperate with IRISL to increase this share in order to develop non-oil exports.
Kheirollah Khademi, the managing director of Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC), announced that seven prioritized railway projects with a total length of 1,660 kilometers will be inaugurated by the end of the Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2022).
Head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization (BPO) announced that two sections of Zahedan-Chabahar railway are going to be completed by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).
The average annual Consumer Price Index for the transportation sector increased by 46.5% in the 12-month period ending April 19, which marks the end of the first month of the current Iranian year, compared to last year's corresponding period.
India has extended its nationwide lockdown by nearly three weeks as the country focuses on containing the Covid-19 pandemic. Although ports and coal transportation are deemed an essential service, demand from many sectors has been at a near standstill since the curbs were announced.
Atotal of 833,000 tons of essential goods were transported from five Iranian ports to the mainland from March 15 to April 4 by 35,000 trucks, the deputy head of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization said.