Groundbreaking ceremony of the railway bridge over Astara River will be held on April 21, head of Iran Railways company Mohsen Purseyid Agai told APA’s Tehran bureau.
According to him, the ceremony will be attended by Javid Gurbanov, Chairman of “Azerbaijan Railways” CJSC, co-chairs of intergovernmental commission of both countries, Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani Economic Minister.
Mohsen Purseyid Agai said that the construction of the bridge will be completed by end of 2016.
“This project will facilitate cargo transportation. After completion of this project, cargo transportation from Iran’s Bandar-Abbas port to Russia through Azerbaijan will be facilitated”, he added.