Chinese NORINCO to build tramway in Qazvin

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Chinese NORINCO International Co. and Qazvin Municipality to build the first tramway line of Qazvin.

In a ceremony held on Tuesday in Qazvin Municipality headquarters, managers of NORINCO International Cooperation ltd and Qazvin Mayor Ali Safari inked an MoU to build the 7.5-km tramway in the city of Qazvin.

The cost of this tram line is estimated to be some $150 million.

According to the MoU, the Chinese company will have some six months to finish initial research and the implementation of project should begin by the start of the new [Persian calendar] year 1398 (starting March 21, 2019).

Tramways are built along public urban streets and electric-based trams run on them. It is regarded as a green and efficient transportation which can solve heavy traffic issues.

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