1121 GMT April 21, 2021
The opening ceremony of the four-day event was attended by Roads and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami and Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) Saeid Rasouli, IRNA reported.
Showcasing the latest achievements and technological developments of the railway transportation and related industries, promotion of domestic production, export development, introducing the capabilities of Iranian companies, indigenization of railway industry equipment and machinery, and familiarization of railway manufacturers with the latest developments in this industry are some of the main goals of the exhibition.
According to the organizers, the expo can provide a good opportunity to promote domestic production.
On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between the IRIR and Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).
Under the MoU, rail transport companies can offer their services for the transportation of commodities on the IME and producers and businessmen active will be offered reasonable expenses for rail transportation.
The exhibition was due to be held during in late May 2020, however the event was postponed due to the critical situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Due to the virus spread, only managers, businessmen, scholars, and experts have been allowed to visit most of the exhibitions in the past few months.