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President Rouhani to inaugurate troika railroad

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Iran’s cabinet will visit the northeastern province of Golestan to inaugurate troika railroad.
Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members will be in Golestan province on Tuesday in his tenth so-called provincial visits; the visit will have also inauguration, along with two other presidents, namely, of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan as countries hosting the railroad connecting Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

Gorgan-Inche-Boroun railroad connects three countries; it is 908km, with 88km built in Iran, 120km in Turkmenistan, and longer 700km in Kazakhstan, and flanks the east of Caspian Sea, connecting CIS railroad to Persian Gulf and Southeast Asian countries.

Gorgan-Inche-Boroun is part of a railroad project starting in Uzun in Kazakhstan and passing along the east of Caspian Sea reaches to Turkmenistan and through Atrak basin enters Iran in Inche-Boroun border post. The first phase of the building of Inche-Boroun has been constructed in 3,000 square meters and the next phase will cover an area of 9,000 square meters. The building includes passenger space, customs office, police station and prayer hub.

The railroad will also facilitate the goods transit in the whole region, shortening the north-south route by 600km, thus decreasing time and costs of good transits.

The railroad will be a breakthrough in the region, since it connects to the Iran-Turkey railroad in west and in south, it connects to Pakistan and Bandar Abbas railroads and in southwest to Iraq; it also connects Kazakhstan to Russia and north, and farther northeast to Uzbekistan, and through it to Kirghizstan and Tajikistan.

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