Turkey-Iran railway transportation: the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), Office of the Vice President Cargo Naci Ozcelik, transport volume between Turkey and Iran said they aimed to increase to one million tons.
In Tehran, Iran's capital, "Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan" was held 5s railway officials attended the meeting.
Ozcelik told the AA correspondent at the meeting held on Iran Railways building, said he continues to work for the development of railway transportation between Turkey and Iran.
Ozcelik, stated that the objective of increasing the volume of transport between the two countries, "transport volume between Turkey and Iran is around 350-400 thousand tons. We aim to increase this figure to 1 million tons. We attach importance to the transitions between Tehran and Van. There will be no hitches. ” said.
Due to Turkey's geographical location, Asia-transit can provide transportation between Europe highlight the important contributions that Ozcelik, said:
“Our goal is to channel the load weight on the highway to the railway. In this context, the Law on the Liberalization of the Railway No. 6461 entered into force as of May 1, 2013 in order for the private sector to be able to transport the railway transportation area by locomotive. ”
- "Turkey has a key role to play in the European-Iranian railway transport"
Deputy General Director of Iranian Railways Hüseyin Aşuri said that the countries participating in the meeting were committed to developing railway transportation cooperation among themselves.
They have a significant location for each other in Turkey and Iran, pointing to the rail transport of Ashura, he said:
“In recent months, European countries have been voicing their desire for rail trade with Iran. Turkey has a key role to play in the European-Iranian railway transport. We plan to make some agreements on cooperation with Turkey on this issue. "
Stating that they held the first meeting of the group of 5 in the railway area, Ashuri said that Uzbekistan and China are expected to join this group in the future.