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Iran’s Road Minister Abbas Akhoundi resigns 20 Oct 2018

Iran’s Road Minister Abbas Akhoundi resigns

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi has resigned. In a letter addressed to President Hassan Rouhani, Akhoundi announced his resignation and asked the president to accept his decision. This is while he had resigned on three previous occasions. Akhoundi said disagreements in urban redevelopment were the reason for his resignation. The letter, […]

Road min., Army cmdr. vow to expand coop. 20 Aug 2018

Road min., Army cmdr. vow to expand coop.

Commander-in-Chief of Iran’s Army Major General Mousavi and Iranian Roads Minister Akhoundi met on Sunday in Tehran and agreed to expand cooperation between the two entities. Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, the Commander-in-Chief of Iran’s Army, exchanged views on the ways to expand cooperation and increase […]

Tehran-Bandar Abbas railway project to be electrified, costing $3bn 06 Aug 2018

Tehran-Bandar Abbas railway project to be electrified, costing $3bn

Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said that Tehran-Bandar Abbas railway project would be electrified, costing $3 billion dollars. Once the aforementioned railway project is put into operation, the country will witness a giant development in rail transport industry, he maintained. Speaking in an expert-level meeting in the presence of members of […]

Commercialization of North-South corridor, atop agenda 05 May 2018

Commercialization of North-South corridor, atop agenda

“With possessing suitable transport infrastructures in various sectors, Islamic Republic of Iran plays an important role in growth and development of business in Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) region especially landlocked countries, “he maintained. Speaking in the 9th Transport Ministerial Meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), held in the port of Türkmenbaşy, he stated, “the […]

Road min. survives another no-confidence vote 14 Mar 2018

Road min. survives another no-confidence vote

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi managed to win the vote of confidence of the members of parliament after a session of tense of impeachment. During the afternoon meeting of Iranian parliament on Tuesday, 92 lawmakers voted in favor of Akhoundi’s impeachment, 152 against and 2 in abstention. According to law, votes […]

Indians to invest $2 billion in Iran’s port, railways 17 Feb 2018

Indians to invest $2 billion in Iran’s port, railways

Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, who is accompanying President Rouhani on his trip to India, announced on Saturday that Indians have expressed their initial agreement to invest $ 2 billion in Iran’s ports and railways. Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi said that Indians have expressed their initial agreement […]

Iran, S. Korea sign $720m contract 03 Dec 2017

Iran, S. Korea sign $720m contract

Iran inked a $720m contract with South Korea to buy 450 rail buses from the latter within 6-year period. Pointing to the fact that there are only 120 rail buses active in the country, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi added that the contract is worth € 720, adding the Iranian side had […]

Iranian railway development needs $28b investment 26 Nov 2017

Iranian railway development needs $28b investment

TEHRAN- Development of Iran’s railway requires $28 billion investment, Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced on Saturday. Saying that development of railway transportation is emphasized by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the minister stated that not only does railway transportation lead to economizing on fuel consumption, it boosts safety as well. He went on to say that […]