$135m Spent on Border Roads Leading to Iraq
Economy, Domestic Economy

$135m Spent on Border Roads Leading to Iraq

Renovation and expansion of land routes leading to Iraq have cost the Iranian government 5.5 trillion rials ($135.67 million) since the fiscal 2014-15, a deputy roads and urban development minister said. According to Kheirollah Khademi, who is also CEO of Iran’s Transportation Infrastructure Construction and Development Company, these roads lead to Mehran, Chazzabeh, Shalamcheh and Khosravi border crossings along Iran’s common border with neighboring Iraq.
The Iranian government has embarked upon these projects mainly to facilitate the travel of some 650,000 pilgrims that head to Iraq every year to commemorate Arbaeen.
Arbaeen is a major Shia event marking the 40th-day anniversary after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Each year, a large number of Shias converge on the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is located.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/LPdBR2
  1. https://goo.gl/2o3Knd
  • https://goo.gl/e9Fs85
  • https://goo.gl/CVj9tk
  • https://goo.gl/B9m38P
  • https://goo.gl/XYUHgo

You can also read ...

Experts believe the import ban would lead to a further rise in smuggling and market disruption.
The government has banned the import of 1,339 commodities...
CBI, Capital Market Agree to Control  Gold Coin Bull Run
As gold coin prices are skyrocketing, the Central Bank of Iran...
$1.5b in Tax Evasion Identified From Bank Accounts
About 63 trillion rials ($1.49 billion) worth of unpaid tax...
Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th L) addressed representatives of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture on June 24. (Photo: Bahareh Taghiabadi )
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured the business...
Beverage Can Imports at  $21 Million
More than 2,890 tons of beverage cans worth more than $21...
Top US Court Restricts Police on Cellphone Location Data
The US Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability...
Iran Explores Int’l Space Collaborations at UN Meeting
Officials with Iran Space Agency participated in the two-day...
Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO
Xiaomi, one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, is...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints