(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 10. Iran and
Azerbaijan are working on important projects related to
international transport, logistics and transit along their shared
borders, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development,
Shahriar Afandizadeh said, Trend reports.
The deputy minister said that besides building a new bridge over
the Astaracay River, they are also completing the construction of
the Astara border terminal and repairing the old bridge over the
Afandizadeh further said that another project involves building
highway and railway bridges over the Araz River, which will link
Aghband town in Azerbaijan's Zangilan district and Kalala village
in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province.
He added that this project will enhance the Araz road corridor,
which will connect Azerbaijan's East Zangezur economic region to
the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The construction of a road bridge and border-customs
infrastructure on the Araz river near Aghband town started on
October 6, after laying the foundation. The bridge over the Araz
River has a length of 216 meters and a width of 24.5 meters. It has
2 traffic lanes and 1 pedestrian lane on each side. A departure
point that can accommodate at least 1,000 freight vehicles with 500
entries and 500 exits per day will be built on both countries'
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