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Azerbaijan to finance half of Rasht-Astara rail project

Azerbaijan to finance half of Rasht-Astara rail project

Azerbaijan will provide Iran with 500 million euro worth of loan for completing the Rasht-Astara rail segment as part of the International North-South Transportation Corridor. "Keeping in mind the mutual benefits of the …

Moscow and Ankara start Akkuyu NPP project

Moscow and Ankara start Akkuyu NPP project

Russia and Turkey have started the creation of a consortium for the construction of the first Turkish nuclear power plant project Akkuyu. Akkuyu NPP project includes four power units with Russian VVER-1200 3+ generation …

 Turkey starts building border wall with Iran

Turkey starts building border wall with Iran

Turkey has begun construction of a wall along the country's frontier with Iran, Dogan news agency said. According to the report, the Turkish authorities are constructing the 2-meter wide, 3-meter high barrier with portable …

Yerevan's Nairit may obtain second life

Yerevan's Nairit may obtain second life

Armenian government and the EU-ASIA Business Finance Center holding will sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the restart of the Armenian chemical plant Nairit, the former plant director Karen Israelyan said. …

First Caspian cruise ship to be launched in April

First Caspian cruise ship to be launched in April

The first Russian cruise liner will be set afloat in April 2018, the Astrakhan shipyard’s acting general director Dmitry Antonov said. According to him, fabrication of the four-deck vessel with capacity of 300 …

Italy to build rail line between Iran's Arak and Qom

Italy to build rail line between Iran's Arak and Qom

Iran Railways and Italy's Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) inked three cooperation, investment and training MoUs. Head of the Iran Railways Saeed Mohammadzadeh and CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) Renato Mazzoncini signed …

Russia starts production of equipment for Bushehr NPP

Russia starts production of equipment for Bushehr NPP

Russia launched production of equipment necessary for the construction of new reactors at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran, President of JSC NIAEP-holding Company of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE), the project's general contractor, …

 Turkey builds wall on Syrian border

Turkey builds wall on Syrian border

Turkey has finished the construction of a 700-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to block terrorist infiltration into the country, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Işık said, adding a similar wall would be built on the …

Georgian Prime Minister unveils cultural centre in Mtskheta

Georgian Prime Minister unveils cultural centre in Mtskheta

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has opened a new medical centre in Mtskheta today – an ancient Georgian capital and one of the oldest towns in the country located several kilometres north of Tbilisi. …

Turkey to build ships for Iran

Turkey to build ships for Iran

Turkish and Iranian companies have signed an agreement on construction and sale of ships for a total amount of $95 million, the Turkish media outlets reported. Three Turkish companies, names of which haven’t been disclosed, will …

 Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital

Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital

After months of testing, a hospital in Syria will have uninterrupted power from this week, charged by solar power in a project designers hope will save lives and can be repeated across the country. Syria's electrical grid has taken …

Bayterek to be reopened by June 10

Bayterek to be reopened by June 10

The major overhaul of the main symbol of Astana, Bayterek monument, is under completion. The builders plan to complete finishing works before the beginning of Expo 2017, Kazinform reported with reference to the press-service of the Astana …

 Cairo, Moscow finish talks on Egypt's first NPP

Cairo, Moscow finish talks on Egypt's first NPP

Cairo and Moscow have concluded negotiations on the construction of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), and the Egyptian authorities are checking the last contract's compliance with legislation, a high-ranking source at the Egyptian Ministry of …

Iran inaugurates port complex of third generation

Iran inaugurates port complex of third generation

Iran inaugurated the Caspian Port Complex, located in the Anzali Free Zone, during a ceremony attended by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on March 30. The port will have 22 berthing posts and two breakwaters with …

Garlyk plant in Turkmenistan to be opened in late March

Garlyk plant in Turkmenistan to be opened in late March

The opening of the Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant is scheduled for March 31. The issue was discussed during the visit of the Chairman of the Belarusian National Assembly’s Council Mikhail Myasnikovich to …

Turkey starts building 'world's longest suspension bridge'

Turkey starts building 'world's longest suspension bridge'

Turkey started work on building what it says will be the world's longest suspension bridge, spanning the Dardanelles strait that divides Europe and Asia, AsiaOne reports. The bridge is the latest in a succession of massively …