5 Apr 2022 17:16

Azerbaijan to set up transport corridor with Nakhichevan via Iran

BAKU. April 5 (Interfax) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has approved a memorandum between the governments of Azerbaijan and Iran on creating new transport links between Azerbaijan's East Zangezur economic region and the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic via Iran.

The text of the relevant presidential decree was published on Tuesday.

The memorandum was signed on March 11, 2022.

The document is aimed at setting up new rail and road links with the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, as well as communication and power lines via Iran. To achieve this goal there are plans to build four bridges across the Araz River (at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border), including two motor bridges (with a footpath) and two rail bridges, as well as communications and power supply infrastructure.

The highway will be 55 km long.

Under the memorandum, Azerbaijan and Iran will build border checkpoints designed for the passage of a total of 1,000 trucks daily.

Proposals for funding the construction of the railroad, which will run parallel to the highway, should be drawn up within six months.