Iran, Iraq plan to carry out Shalamcheh-Basra railroad | MENAFN.COM

Saturday, 28 May 2022 07:38 GMT

Iran, Iraq plan to carry out Shalamcheh-Basra railroad


(MENAFN) The linking of the railroad from Iranian southwestern Shalamcheh city to Basra city in Iraq has been under the matters followed by the administrations of both states for many years.

With the ups and downs that have occurred since last year, the railroad plan was challenged by some issues and it has entered a more dangerous level.

Unprecedentedly, in the Iranian chart year 1390 (March 2011-March 2012), Iran and Iraq contracted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the building of the Shalamcheh-Basra railroad, which was not carried out.

Iran started to plan and construct a bridge above Arvand Waterway, and the Iraqi side started to construct a 32-kilometer railroad from the Shalamcheh frontier to the Basra railroad station on Iraqi territory, in accordance with the fact that Another MOU was contracted between Tehran and Baghdad for the structure of this railroad in 1393.

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