Roads & Terminals
Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22) to register a 13.33% and 0.66% growth in tonnage and number of trips respectively compared with the similar period of last year.
According to Gholamhossein Daghaghaleh, Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization's director general for cargo transportation affairs, close to 349,000 trucks in Iran handled goods transportation during the period under review.
"Waybill figures show the average weight of cargo carried by each truck over the six-month period increased to 15.1 tons from last year’s 14.5 tons, which shows a rise in road fleet productivity,” the official was quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization is affiliated to the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Transportation of essential goods from Iranian ports via road amounted to nearly 11 million tons in H1, which shows a 30% growth year-on-year.
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for Transportation Shahram said that his country is open to expanding regional and international cooperation on transportation, adding that Tehran sees such a strategy as an opportunity.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to officially open a major railroad in the Northwestern province of East Azerbaijan where the new link will significantly decrease the rail distance between Tehran and the provincial capital city of Tabriz.
Iranian Vice-President and Head of the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said that a total sum of $2.5 to $2.4 billion is estimated to be earned from the gas price hike in the country, adding that the whole amount is planned to be distributed among 18 million families of lower economic status.
Iran’s Transport and Urban Development Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology for cooperation in the fields of road transportation and aviation.
Iran’s flag carrier Iran Air, also known as ‘Homa’, has increased the number of weekly flights from Tehran to Istanbul in Turkey from four to seven, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development's news service reported.
Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) has revived 600 idle production units since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019), IRNA reported on Wednesday.