ME railways vision plan drawn up at RAME summit

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TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – A vision plan for the current and future perspective of Middle East railways has been drawn up based on the activities of the Regional Assembly Middle East (RAME), CEO of the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran said Tuesday.

“Vision plan for the ‘current status of Middle East railways, moving in the right direction’ has been drawn up with collective efforts from the RAME member states which introduces the current status of railways in RAME states as well as various railway projects currently under construction,” Abbas Nazari, CEO of the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said at the 19th RAME summit held in Tehran on Tuesday.

According to him, the document comprises four main sections for introduction of each member state, a general overview of the status of transport, an extensive review of railway situation in each member state, information about railways of member states, as well as the history and railway projects in each country.

Nazari called on RAME member states to cooperate with the assembly’s regional office in Tehran for the completion of the document, adding “in the next summit, another document will be unveiled on the topic of corridors through the Middle East region which connect Asia to Europe.”

He further noted the upcoming International Exhibition of Rail Transportation to be hosted by Tehran for the fifth consecutive year on May 15-18, 2017, calling on all RAME member states to take part in the exhibition and introduce the industries and services of Middle East railway companies.

Iranian as well as foreign companies from Russia, Germany, China, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, the Czech Republic, India and Slovenia are expected to participate in the exhibition that will put on display the latest technological achievements in rail and transportation industries, wagon construction and transportation services.

RAME members are the railway administrations of Turkey (TCDD), Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI), Syria (CFS), Saudi Arabia (SRO), Jordan Aqaba Railways (ARQ), Iraq (IRR), Hejaz in Syria (CFH), NIROO RAIL Transport Co. and METRA Consulting Engineers Co. from Iran, and HIZTAZ Co. from Turkey.

The RAME Chairmanship is performed by Turkey Railway (TCDD) and its vice-chairmanship is carried out by the railways of I.R. Iran (RAI) and Syria (CFS). 

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