Tag Archives | Tehran

Tehran scores 4th Biggest Improvement in ‘Liveability’

By John Lee. Iranian capital Tehran has ranked as the city with the fourth biggest improvement in its ‘Liveability’, according to a report from the The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU). In the latest Global Liveability Index Vienna topped the list, with Syrian capital Damascus coming last. Published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), the […]

Sinomach signs $836m Railway Project with Iran

China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) has signed a cooperation agreement with Iran to build a railway expansion project in the country. Costing 5.35 billion yuan ($836.87 million), the railway line connects Tehran, Hamadan and Sanandaj, with a total length of 470 kilometers. According to the agreement, Sinomach Heavy Industry is responsible for the design, […]

Media Abuzz over Sudden Resignation of Tehran Mayor

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On March 14, Iranians woke up to a surprising piece of news: Tehran’s mayor, prominent Reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi, who was only chosen as mayor in August, had submitted his resignation to the city council. Explaining […]

Iran Plans Major Boost to Tehran Int’l Airport

Under a multi-billion-euro project to expand Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), new terminals would be built that, along with the existing one, could handle 100 million passengers a year, an official said. Speaking at a press conference on ideas for the design of a new air terminal dubbed “Iran-Shahr”, Shahram Adamnejad, CEO of Imam […]

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)

Air Pollution Keeps Tehran Schools Closed

Schools were closed for the second day in Tehran on Tuesday as severe air pollution has reached alarming levels. Online data show that the air quality index has surpassed critical levels in some neighborhoods of Tehran, while the air quality has been declared “unhealthy for all groups” in almost the entire city. Officials shut the […]

Reformists gain Points while Smog Smothers Tehran

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Reformists rack up political points while smog smothers Tehran Iran’s air pollution crisis, which claimed more than 4,800 lives in 2016, has become yet another area for scoring political points for both the […]

S. Korean Retailer opens Tehran Convenience Store

By John Lee. The operator of South Korea’s largest convenience store chain has reportedly opened its first store in Iran. BGF Retail, which runs the CU chain, opened the store in Tehran in partnership with Iranian firm Entekhab Investment Development Group. (Source: Yonhap)

Over 100 Projects Planned in Tehran for Foreign Investors

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi highlighted efforts to attract foreign investments to develop the Iranian capital, saying more than 100 mega projects are being planned to be carried out with foreign investments. Najafi said his key vision for Tehran is to bolster exchanges and contacts with leading cities of the world in finance, entrepreneurship, manufacturing […]

Tehran Refinery Launches Nitrogen Unit

Tehran Oil Refinery has launched what it describes as “a new nitrogen unit in order to save some environment in a Tehran already choking with pollution.” Mohammad Bidar, director of engineering of the refinery, said construction of the unit began in July 2015 with 1,200 cubic meters/hour of capacity which has just come online. He said […]

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 […]

Russia Ready to Electrify Tehran-Tabriz Railway

Russian Railways is ready to help electrify Tehran-Tabriz railway to connect the Iranian capital to the northwestern city, First Vice President of the Russian Railways Operator Alexander Misharin said. This issue was discussed today with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) Saeed Mohammadzadeh, Misharin added, the Tass news agency reported on […]

Hamedan-Tehran Railway Starts Operation

President Rouhani ordered Hamedan-Tehran railway to start operation, a 276km project that has been completed with $258m credit. At the opening ceremony that was held on Monday morning, Dr Rouhani travelled a distance by the train and officially opened the railway. The President entered Hamedan province last night and was welcomed by the Governor General […]

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 […]

Tender for Subway Cars for Tehran Metro

The first announcement for prequalification of Iranian and foreign companies to supply subway cars for Tehran urban and suburban railway system has been published. The announcement, published both in Persian and English languages, invites eligible Iranian and foreign companies to apply for designing, receiving permission, manufacturing, testing, transferring, commissioning, delivering, training, offering guaranty services, and […]

Chinese firms help to update Tehran Metro

By John Lee. According to Tehran Times, the Chinese military-affiliated Norinco International won a 93 million euro ($100 million) contract to manufacture 70 subway cars for the Tehran Metro. The cars will be sold to Tehran Wagon Manufacturing Co., a joint venture formed between Norinco, with a 29% stake, together with Tehran’s official subway operator, […]

$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 […]

Athos Solar completes first Green-Field Solar Plants in Iran

Athos Solar GmbH, based in Heidelberg, Germany, recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance green-field photovoltaic plants in Iran. The two systems, located in the province of Hamadan near Tehran, have a surface area of ten hectares each, making them the first of their scale in Iran. Further, their combined peak […]

Tragedy in Tehran

Iran’s government declared a day of national mourning in commemoration of the firemen killed in a Thursday collapse of a blazing high-rise building in downtown Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet declared Saturday, January 21, a day of national mourning in the wake of firefighters’ deaths in the tragic incident. More than 20 firefighters are […]

Direct Flight between Iran, Pakistan Soon

Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost said Iran and Pakistan have agreed to establish direct flights between the two nations in the near future. Pakistan and Iran agreed to boost their cooperation in the aviation industry and transportation by establishing a direct flight route between Tehran and Islamabad, Honardoost said on Friday during a meeting […]