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Iran in Talks with Airbus to Buy 45 Medical Helicopters

Iran’s Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said Tehran is in negotiation with European aircraft maker Airbus to purchase 45 helicopters for civilian use. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters and the purchase is being negotiated by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development,” Fakhrieh Kashan said […]

India in talks to Develop Chabahar Port

India’s Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said he has held talks with Iranian officials on a range of issues, including the development of Iran’s port of Chabahar. Gadkari said that during his recent trip to Tehran, he held talks with Iranian officials on a wide range of issues, including developing Chabahar Port and funding […]

Mitsubishi to Introduce Hybrid Electric Cars to Iran

Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors will introduce the plug-in-hybrid version of its Outlander sport utility vehicle to the Iranian market as early as fall, a report said. The redesigned Outlander, which curbs use of the conventional engine in favor of the twin electric motors, will be built in Japan and shipped to Iran, according to the report […]

€3bn Siemens Credit Line on the way

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens is reported to be preparing to provide 3 billion euros in financing for rail and power projects in Iran. Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for International Affairs, Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan, said on Tuesday: “Through financing a number of construction projects, Siemens plans to enter into a joint venture with […]

Over 150,000 Iranians Expected to Visit Russia in 2017

Ali Mohammadi, the Iranian consul general in Russia’s Astrakhan region, said over 150,000 Iranian tourists are expected to visit Russia during the current year. Visa-free travel for tour groups, established by Iran and Russia, will lead to the growth of tourist inflow, Mohammadi told the TASS news agency “Last year, more than 120,000 Iranian tourists […]

Russia: Visa-Free Travel for Iranians Possible Soon

Iranian citizens could start traveling visa free to Russia in two or three months, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said recently. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran, held to sign a contract between Iran and Russia on the joint production of train cars, Levan Jagarian said based on an agreement with Iran’s Foreign […]

Russia to Invest $3bn in Iran’s Railroad Industry

The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Russia’s Transmashholding have signed a contract to manufacture railway wagons. The contract was sealed Monday with the attendance of Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi. Based on the agreement, the two […]

Iran, Germany Discuss Closer Cooperation in Transport

High-ranking officials from Iran and Germany held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including rail and sea transport. Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who is on an official visit to Germany, attended meetings of the joint working groups of the two countries on rail […]

Embraer still awaiting US Approval for Iran Deal  

By John Lee. Brazil’s Embraer says it is still awaiting for approval from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for sales of aircraft to Iran. The company has been quoted as saying that it remained “active and optimistic” about plans to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. In February 2016 Iran […]

Chabahar Port Signs Deal with India Ports

India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) has reportedly signed a contract with Aria Banader of Iran to equip and operate two terminals at Chabahar – Shahid -Beheshti Port for transportation of goods and other purposes. IPGPL is a joint venture between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Kandla Port Trust (KPT). According to the report […]