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September 24, 2007

Iran-Iraq Rail Connection

Broadcast 24 September on Iranian State Satellite Tv (IRINN)

[Male Announcer]: Rail connections between the Caspian and Mediterranean seas will be established within the next 5 months. With the completion of the construction of the Iran-Iraq rail line by the end of the year rail connections will be established between the Mediterranean Sea and the Caspian Sea, the nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. The project's second phase is the 35 kilometers between Shalamcheh and Basra, which will be completed within 5 months.

The second and most important phase of the construction of this line is the crossing of the Arvandrud, which will cost $110 million. Iranian companies are doing the work. The first phase of this project is the 50 kilometers from Khorramshahr to Shalamcheh, which is in its final stages. With the construction of this rail line, in addition to the establishment of rail connections between Iran, Iraq and Syria, the transport of goods will begin over this line between the Caspian and Mediterranean seas.

With the construction of the rail line Iraq will be able to export its goods to Central Asia and Pakistan.

[Female Announcer (second report)]: The second phase of construction has begun on the Iran-Iraq rail line, to be completed by the end of the year, rail connections will be established between the Mediterranean Sea and the nations of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The second phase of this project, which began in Iraq, is the 35 kilometers between Shalamcheh and Basra. It will be completed within five months. This line crosses the Arvandrud and will cost $110 million. Iranian companies are doing the work.

Crossposted to The Satellite News.



Posted by John at September 24, 2007 10:07 AM





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