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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 […]

Iran in Talks with Japan to Optimize Oil Refining

Iran is finalizing negotiations with two major Japanese companies to improve the efficiency of Tehran’s aging refineries, an official announced. In an interview with Tasnim, Abbas Kazemi, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), said Iran has been in talks with Japanese and South Korean companies to optimize oil refining […]

Telepizza Targets 200 Store in Iran

Spanish-based Telepizza, the leading non-US pizza delivery company by number of stores, has announced its arrival in Iran in March 2017 via a strategic master franchise alliance with its partner Momenin Investment Group and the objective of 200 stores in 10 years. This will mean opening some 20 establishments per year and an investment of […]

Iran Expects Six-Fold Rise in Foreign Investments

A member of Tehran Chamber of Commerce said the number of foreign direct investment projects in Iran is expected to increase six-fold by next March. Foreign investments in Iran for each Persian calendar year (starting 21 March) stood at about $2 billion, Feriyal Mostofi said. He added that once contracts between Iranian and foreign firms […]

Qatari Retailer to open in Iran

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Qatar-based Abu Issa Holding plans to expand into Iran next year and open stores in Tehran selling watches and confectionery. The family-run is one of the largest retail and luxury goods firms in the Middle East. Ashraf Abu Issa, chairman and chief executive of Abu Issa Holding, told the news […]