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News ID: 5906
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Publish Date: 15:42 - 01 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. On Wednesday, Iran and Iraq inked an MoU on facilitating transport cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

The agreement was inked between the Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and Iraqi Minister of Transportation Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi, reports said.

According to the agreement, Iran and Iraq have agreed to boost their cooperation on different areas of transport, including airlines, railway networks and maritime transportation.

The 2 sides have also agreed on executive measures to prepare the bordering Arvand River as a necessary requirement act to make it possible for big vessels to ferry along the waterway.

Another section of the agreement was about the 2 countries’ cooperation on constructing a 37-kilometer railway between Shalamcheh, city in western Iran, and the Iraqi major city of Basra, which is expected to much help the travel of people as well as ferry shipment between the two neighboring countries.

The railway is said to require a 700-meter suspension bridge which is to be constructed over Arvand River.

Meanwhile, another railway is going to be constructed which joins the Iranian Kermanshah-Khosravi railway the eastern parts of Iraq.

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