Rouhani urges for 24/7 work to complete Capsian-Rasht railway

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on concerned officials to increase efforts to complete a strategic project that would connect Caspian Port to the country’s railway network.

He made the remarks on Thursday while speaking in a ceremony to inaugurate several national projects in trade, industrial and infrastructure and special economic zones via video conferencing. The projects have been completed with nearly €438 million worth of investment.

He termed the Capsian-Rasht railway ‘very important and strategic’, urging all officials to put utmost effort and contractors to work in three shifts to complete in the next 4 months.

“The project should be inaugurated at the beginning of the next [Iranian calendar] year [starting on March 21],” Rouhani highlighted.

Elsewhere, Rouhani said that foreign and domestic investment in Iranian free trade zones has increased by 56 percent in the current Iranian year (starting on 20 March 2020) compared to the year before, noting that the figures demonstrate the failure of the US maximum pressure and the economic terrorism.

Rouhani said that people’s investment in free trade zones is a great achievement for receiving and providing services, adding that the Government has put providing electronic services on its agenda to help boost transparency.

He added that it is very important to provide programs to enable the private sector to become active in the FTZs and throughout the country.

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