2019-11-21 › Iran’s corridor to link Turkmenistan, Iraq, Turkey
Tehran (ISNA) – Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development and CEO of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company, Kheyrollah Khademi said East-West Transport Corridor (Ancient Silk Road) construction will be completed by the next Iranian year (beginning on March 21, 2020), adding that the corridor links Turkmenistan, Iraq and Turkey.
“The corridor starts from Sarakhs which shares border with Turkmenistan and reaches to Mashhad and ultimately Tehran. The corridor separates into two branches that one of them goes to northwest and Tabriz, while the other goes to west and links Tehran to Hamedan and then Sanandaj,” Khademi told ISNA.
“Along the corridor, we are also constructing a 105 km four way highway to Bashmaq border. The road will be exploited by next year and links Iran’s western and eastern neighbors to each other,” the official continued.