Aviation & Airports
Iran plans to launch air taxi services, says the head of Iran Airports Company, Siavash Amir-Mokri.
According to the official, since many airports in Iran are operating below capacity due to shortage of aircraft, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami has ordered the use of air taxis for passenger transportation, Iranian news website Digiato reported.
An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft that makes short flights on demand.
Billionaire Robert Friedland-backed High Power Exploration (HPX) has secured rights to develop a massive iron ore deposit in Guinea left undeveloped for years by its previous owners.
Imam Khomeini Airport City’s Free Trade Zone has constructed a new building for economic activities, particularly for company registration.
Iran’s private sector invested 2.68 trillion rials ($24.2 million) in Payam Special Economic Zone & Payam International Airport in Karaj, the central city of Alborz Province, during the five months to Aug. 22, which indicates a threefold rise compared with last year’s corresponding period.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially launched the government’s National Action Plan for Construction and Supply of Housing on Tuesday, inaugurating a project for constructing 110,000 affordable housing units.
Some 25 major infrastructure projects will be inaugurated at nine different airports across Iran on the occasion of the Government Week (August 24-30), IRNA reported on Friday, quoting an airport official as saying.
Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) said Shalamcheh-Basra railway project will be commenced in the upcoming months, IRNA reported.