Tag Archives | Mashhad

Oman Budget Airline to serve Shiraz

By John Lee. Oman’s SalamAir is to launch its first service to Iran from 28th February. The budget airline will operate two weekly flights to Shiraz, which it says is seeing increasing popularity as a medical and tourism destination. It also expects to launch services to Tehran and Mashhad in the future. (Source: Muscat Daily)

Autoneum enters Iran Growth Market

Swiss-based company Autoneum has concluded an exclusive license agreement with Iranian automotive supplier Ayegh Khodro Toos (AKT) for the production and distribution of its multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in Iran. In the future, Ayegh Khodro Toos will produce carpet systems and inner dashes at its plant in Mashhad (Razavi-Khorasan province) for IKAP, […]

Iran Breaks Major Silver-Smuggling Ring

Iran’s Police have smashed a huge ring smuggling silver products in the northeastern city of Mashhad, arresting three ringleaders, an official said. Police launched an operation to arrest the smugglers in the city of Mashhad on Saturday after months of intelligence activities, Qassem Khorshidi, spokesperson for the headquarters against goods and currency smuggling told Tasnim. […]

Iran plans High-Speed Rail Links

By John Lee. Iran Railways says it has signed a preliminary agreement with the Italian state-owned Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) to build two high-speed links in Iran. The lines will run between Qom and Arak, and between Tehran and Isfahan. According to the report from Associated Press, Iran signed an $8 million deal with French company […]

Rotana to Open 1st Hotel in Iran ‘Soon’

The head of Rotana hotels group, based in Abu Dhabi, said it plans to open its first hotel in Iran in less than a year. “We have signed hotels in Tehran, Mashhad and Isfahan. We expect to open our first hotel in Mashhad, a shrine city, by the first quarter of next year,” Rotana’s President […]

$3bn needed for Airport Development

By John Lee. The Iranian government is reportedly seeking private investors to fund a $3-billion expansion of the airports at Mehrabad, Imam Khomeini, Tabriz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Kerman and Shiraz. Trade Arabia reports that Iran has already gathered around $2.35 billion in foreign investments through memorandums of understanding, and secured $650 million in firm contracts. Among […]

Iran and France sign five Agreements

By John Lee. Iran and France have signed five agreements at the end of a business forum hosted by the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA). The Memorandums of Understanding (MoU’s) included a cooperation document for development of Mashhad International Airport, two involving the Iranian Fisheries Organization, one for the construction of […]

Mashhad Becomes 2017 Capital of Islamic Culture

The holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran was officially named the capital of the Islamic culture in 2017 for the Asia region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Mashad was officially awarded the title in a ceremony held in the city on Tuesday, attended by a large number of high-ranking Iranian […]

Nakhchivan-Mashhad Direct Passenger Train Service Launched

A direct passenger train service has been launched between Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad and Azerbaijan’s landlocked region of Nakhchivan. The service was launched in a ceremony attended by the heads of the joint economic commissions of Iran and Azerbaijan. Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s minister of communication and information technology, who is also the co-chairman of […]

Tehran-Isfahan Railway to be Built in 3 Yrs

The managing director of the Iranian Railway Company (RAJA) announced that the country plans to construct an express railway from the capital Tehran to the central city of Isfahan in three years. RAJA should take steps to construct express railways for short routes to encourage people to use rail transportation, Mohsen Pourseyed Aghaei said on […]

India’s Tata Motors in JV Talks with Iran Khodro

India’s largest carmaker, Tata Motors, said it is in talks with Iran’s leading vehicle manufacturer Iran Khodro to set up a joint venture for assembling its petrol cars in Iran. According to a report carried by the Indian Express, a number of Indian cars, including Tiago, Bolt and Zest, which are powered by Tata Motors’ […]

Turkey to Build 10 Hotels in Iran

A Turkish tourism ministry official said Tehran and Ankara have signed an agreement whereby Turkish investors will be allowed to build at least 10 hotels in Iran following a lasting nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers. Under the terms of the agreement signed between the two nations during a recent Turkish […]

Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers to Visit Iran

Representatives of Italian textile machinery manufacturers are planned to visit Iran later this month to explore business opportunities in the country following the removal of sanctions. According to a statement released by the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) on Friday, a total of 26 textile machinery manufacturers from the European country will be […]

Oman Considers Direct Flights to Mashhad

Oman Air said it will establish a direct flight route to Iran’s northeastern holy city of Mashhad in the near future. “Oman Air will be adding another destination in Iran, happy to be flying to Mashhad soon,” the Omani airline announced in a post published on its Twitter account on Sunday, Times of Oman reported. […]

Saipem MoU Toos Gas Field Iran

During the official State visit to Iran of the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, Saipem Chief Executive Stefano Cao (pictured) and Ali Yadghar, Managing Director of Razavi Oil & Gas Development Company, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning potential cooperation on a major project in the country. The MoU envisages discussions aimed at […]

More Flights between Iran and Russia

The Russian energy minister said the number of direct flights between Iran and Russia will increase from five to nine per week. Flights from Russia can go to the Iranian cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Rasht and three other cities that Iran will confirm later, Alexander Novak told reporters after meeting Iranian Minister of Communications […]