EghtesadOnline: The Plan and Budget Organization of Iran has agreed to allocate 4 trillion rials (close to $33 million) for completing the 8.5 kilometers left of Qazvin-Rasht Highway Project, a deputy minister of roads and urban development said.
“This part is the third section of Qazvin-Rasht Highway Project, stretching from the cities of Roudbar to Manjil, both in the northern Gilan Province. To complete this section of the route, bridges and tunnels have to be constructed, which are both technically complicated and cost-intensive,” Kheirollah Khademim, who doubles as CEO of Iran’s Transportation Infrastructure Construction and Development Company, was also quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Khademi added that to carry out the project, utmost attention will be paid to environmental issues so that the least possible damage is caused to natural resources along the route.
“The other two sections are currently operational,” Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.