Armenian Government Launches Armenia-Iran Railway Construction


2009-08-06 14:22:00

ArmInfo. Government of Armenia adopted a decision on Thursday to set up
CJSC Directorate for Railway Construction to organize construction of
Armenia-Iran railway. Armenian Minister of Transport and Communication
Gurgen Sargsyan says the company will be engaged in organizational

For his part, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said the government hereby
launches construction of Armenia-Iran railway. The Directorate will
raise funds and organize construction. Earlier, it was reported
that the project will cost nearly $1.2 billion by preliminary
calculations. Iran is ready to provide nearly $440 million in terms
of a loan. The remaining amount Armenia is expected from Russia,
Asian Development Bank and World Bank.

Armenia and Iran signed memorandum on construction of direct railway
communication in April 2009. The railway will ensure Armenia’s
access to the Persian Gulf and Iranian ports. The railway will extent
470km, including 60 km in the territory of Iran and the remaining in
Armenia. The construction will take 3-4 years.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS