[size=36]Tehran sets the start date for the construction of the Shalamcheh-Basra railway[/size]
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Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mehrdad Bazarbash, announced the start of construction work on the Shalamcheh-Basra railway and the movable bridge by the two countries after the month of Ramadan.
According to Iranian media, Badrbash reviewed, on the sidelines of his meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Transport, Razzaq Mohibis Al-Saadawi, "the agreements reached on various issues in the field of transport," and said that "the Islamic Republic of Iran, due to its proximity to Iraq and the common borders with this country, has important projects in transportation to expand cooperation.
He pointed out that "the Shalamcheh-Basra railway project is a project that has been delayed for years, and it is one of the projects that the two countries have taken a decision about today," adding: "Given that this area from Shalamcheh to inside Iraqi territory was mined during the war, an agreement was reached with the Minister of Interior." Iraqi transport to hand over the land to the Iranian government as soon as possible, so that after the month of Ramadan, it will carry out mine-clearing operations.”
Badrbash explained, "The agreement between the two countries includes the start of the construction of the Shalamcheh-Basra railway with a length of 32 kilometers by the Republic of Iraq," explaining: "The Shatt al-Arab is located on a railway line with a length of 32 kilometers, and it was decided that the Islamic Republic of Iran builds a movable bridge." on the Shatt al-Arab, and Iran will start constructing this bridge in parallel with the Iraqi government's construction of the railway line.
According to Badrbash, it was decided to "provide the necessary lands around the Shatt al-Arab river for the Islamic Republic of Iran to build the bridge, and the Iraqi Ministry of Roads pledged to do so as soon as possible." Ended 29/N33