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President Nazarbayev on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link to be shortly launched

09 september 2014, 14:49
©RIA Novosti
©RIA Novosti

Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link is to be launched in November 2014, Tengrinews reports, citing President Nazarbayev as saying following his talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

“We broached th subject of terminals currently under construction on the Caspian shores. With the new Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran railway in place, Kazakhstan’s possibilities in terms of grain trade will be increased from the current 500 000 tons to 2.5 million tons. The rail link enables to transport up to 10 million tons of freight”, President Nazarbayev said following the talks.

According to him, through this railway link Iran “could tap into Russian and Chinese markets, whereas Kazakhstan will get an access to all the states of the Persian Gulf”.

“The link will be inaugurated in the first part of November”, President Nazarbayev said.

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