News ID: 314210
Published: 0206 GMT June 25, 2021

Deputy minister: 440km of highways under construction in Iran

Deputy minister: 440km of highways under construction in Iran

Domestic Economy Desk

Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC) is building 440 kilometers of freeways in the country, part of which will be completed by the end of the current calendar year (March 20, 2022), said the CEO of the firm, a subsidiary of the Roads and Urban Development Ministry.

Kheirollah Khademi, who is also the deputy roads and urban development minister, added that over the past two years, plans were drawn up for the construction of 660 kilometers of freeways and $291.6 million were invested in the projects, IRNA reported.

He put the projects’ current value at $625 million, up by more than two times.

Khademi expressed satisfaction with the company’s inauguration of 221 kilometers of freeways in the year to March 2021, saying it is 2.5 times higher than the average annual figure.

He added the inaugurated freeways, such as one in Tehran and another in the central province of Isfahan, were part of nine projects that had seen a significant physical progress.

The CDTIC CEO noted that at present, six other freeway projects are under implementation, adding except one that is 70 percent complete, the rest have seen a progress of over 80 percent.

He put the total length of the freeways at 440 kilometers, saying if the promised financial resources ($125 million) are allocated, the projects will soon be completed.

Khademi listed some of these projects as a freeway linking the northwestern city of Arak to the western city of Khorramabad, which is 90 percent complete, and another connecting the southern province of Fars to Isfahan in central Iran with a length of 225 kilometers.

He said among the other projects are the second phase of Tehran-Shomal Freeway, linking the capital to northern province of Mazandaran, as well as a freeway in northern Iran.


Resource: IRNA
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