Rouhani Prioritises Iraq Transport Connections

President Rouhani has ordered the Minister of Road and Urban Development and the Head of the Organization of Management and Planning to push the implementation of the joint Iran-Iraq project for the construction of the Khorramshahr-Basra railroad and the completion of Darreshahr-Abdanan road to facilitate the movement of pilgrims between the two countries.

At the cabinet meeting, the the Council of Ministers also reviewed other plans, including exempting some state-owned companies affiliated to the Ministry of Oil from profit sharing of government shares, determining the share of the National Development Fund, allocating one hundred thousand billion Rials for some joint oil and gas projects with neighboring countries, transportation projects, water supply, construction and completion of some sport projects, gas conversion to fuels and chemicals, etc.

(Source: Office of the Iranian President)

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