Monday, 25 September 2023 05:54 GMT

Iranian Transport Ministry Plans Comprehensive Five-Year Strategy

(MENAFN) The Iranian Transport and Urban Development Ministry has announced its intention to develop a comprehensive five-year plan aimed at bolstering transportation and transit relations with countries in Central Asia, as well as those in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman region. Deputy Transport Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh disclosed that this plan is currently being formulated in collaboration with all relevant bodies, and negotiations are underway to finalize it based on several memorandums of understanding (MOUs) at the ministerial level.

The proposed plan encompasses a strategic roadmap and detailed execution strategies for the next five years, signifying a significant advancement in bilateral transport and transit relationships with target countries, including those in Central Asia, the Persian Gulf, and the Sea of Oman. Afandizadeh emphasized that the preparation of this plan reflects the Iranian government's commitment to enhancing cooperation and connectivity within the region.

In the current year, the Iranian Transport Ministry has prioritized the issue of transit and aims to play a substantial role in major programs such as China's Belt and Road Initiative, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). These initiatives are of paramount importance to the ministry, as it seeks to strengthen transport relations with regional and extraregional target countries.

By focusing on transportation and transit expansion, Iran aims to leverage its geographical location as a strategic hub connecting different regions. The comprehensive five-year plan is expected to lay the groundwork for fostering mutually beneficial relationships and facilitating the movement of goods and people across borders. Through these collaborative efforts, Iran anticipates enhancing its economic ties, promoting regional development, and solidifying its position as a key player in the transportation sector.

As the Transport Ministry works toward finalizing the comprehensive plan, it remains committed to engaging all relevant stakeholders and implementing cooperative measures outlined in the MOUs. The successful execution of this strategy will not only bolster transportation and transit networks but also contribute to regional integration and economic growth, benefiting both Iran and its partner countries.


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