WORKING GROUP ON IRAN-ARMENIA RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION TO BE FORMED IN NEAR FUTURE

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.08.2008 17:01 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A working group on coordination of Iran-Armenia
railroad construction will be formed in near future, Armenian Minister
of Transport and Communications Gurgen Sargsyan told a news conference
on August 1.

Presently, three projects are being considered. The first supposes
departure from Yeraskh, the second from Vardenis and the third from
Gagarin, extending for 443, 449 and 397 km respectively.

Armenia favors the project which supposes the start of communication
in Gagarin and then through Gavar, Martuni and Jermuk. 80 km of the
line will extend through Iran, going as far as Merant station.

Minister Sargsyan informed that trilateral talks between Armenia,
Iran and Russia are underway. "International organization are also
assessing the project which claims serious investments," he said,
IA Regnum reports.