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Shalamcheh-Basra Railway to Connect China to Mediterranean: VP

2021-01-30 14:43:13
Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri says the construction of the railway between Iran’s Shalamcheh and Iraq’s Basra will facilitate transit of cargos from China to the Mediterranean.

The Iranian vice-president said the railway that connects Shalamcheh in Khuzestan province in south-western Iran to Iraq’s Basra is very important to both neighbouring countries.

“If it is constructed quickly, it will turn into one of the world’s biggest railways,” Jahangiri noted on Saturday on the sidelines of a ceremony to inaugurate a number of construction projects at Abadan International Airport in Khuzestan province, south-west of Iran.

He said the railway can facilitate the transfer of goods from China to the Mediterranean with train, and will turn into one of the world’s transit hubs.

The vice-president, however, noted that part of the railway that connects Iraq to Syria needs to be reconstructed.

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