In the last weeks of tenure by the government of prudence and hope, President Rouhani took part in the 86th inaugural ceremony of production jump projects via video conference on Thursday.
The president inaugurated railroads and freeways in Yazd, Fars, Zanjan, Qazvin, Isfahan, Alborz and Mazandaran provinces worth of 2.6 million dollars.
The first project among the Thursday’s ceremony is the test driving through Alborz tunnel, which is the longest tunnel in the Middle East. The 9 kilometer-long tunnel is located in the second section of Tehran-Shomal freeway.
The Yazd-Eghlid railway is another project, which crosses through Abarkooh and creates a railroad link to Yasuj, capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province. The Yazd-Eghlid railway covers 270 kilometers and helps better and fast transport of industrial, agricultural and mineral products.
The administration of President Rouhani has attempted to complete railroad transit in northeast to southwest as well as southeast to southwest of Iran.
It is expected that the railway transports four million tons of commodities and one million passengers in the first year after it becomes operational.
President Rouhani also inaugurated the railway track laying of Khash-Zahedan railway on Thursday, which is a part of Chabahar-Zahedan railway. Another project is the inauguration of Bostanabad-Khavaran railway in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province.
Addressing the ceremony, Rouhani honored the opening of hundreds of kilometers of railway communication projects in one day.
He said: “Today, despite the difficult conditions caused by the economic war and the pandemic, we witnessed the opening of crucial projects in the field of railways and freeways in different provinces of the country, which is glorious.”
He stated that the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development made great efforts and measures in railway development and highways and communication roads during his administration, which is commendable.
He also underlined that in the Ghadir Khumm event, the issue of governance was put forward; so, the event is considered as the beginning of continuity of the Islamic government of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He added, “I simulate the day of Ghadir to the migration of Prophet of Islam from Mecca to Medina.”
The Prophet invited people to the holy religion of Islam in Mecca, but He initiated the Islamic government in Medina; so, the migration is being translated into the start of the Islamic government, Rouhani noted.
The president called Ghadir Khummm event as the second big movement, saying that the issue of governance is being raised in Ghadir event once more, and that the migration to Medina formed the start of the Islamic government and Ghadir was the beginning of the continuity of the Islamic government.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) raised Imam Ali’s hand and said: ‘Of whomsoever I am a master, Ali is his master,’ Rouhani noted, adding that the Prophet told the audience in the Ghadir Khumm event that who are credible to rule in Islamic world.