Ahmadinejad proposes construction of railway connecting Iran to China

August 7, 2010

TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has proposed the construction of a railway network connecting Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China.

Ahmadinejad made the remarks during the trilateral summit involving the three Persian speaking countries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan which was held in Tehran on Thursday.
The construction of such a railway will promote security in these countries, he opined.
Ahmadinejad said the involved countries can ask the Islamic Development Bank to fund the project.
The proposed railway will link rail networks in China, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan to Iran’s railway network, and the entire system will be linked to other countries through the port city of Chahbahar in southeast Iran on the shores of the Sea of Oman.