News Special Wire Construction begins on new Iran-Iraq railway

Construction begins on new Iran-Iraq railway

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 06 – Construction work has begun on a new railway linking Iran and Iraq, Iranian state radio announced on Friday.
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Tehran, Iran, Jan. 06 – Construction work has begun on a new railway linking Iran and Iraq, Iranian state radio announced on Friday.

Upon completion, trains will run on the railway between the south-western Iranian city of Khorramshahr and the southern Iraqi city of al-Basra, the report said.

The 51-kilometre-long track stretches 16 km and 35 km into Iranian and Iraqi territory respectively.

The project to set up the railway is a joint venture.

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