infrastructure in the East

Iran to build bridge between Georgia and Armenia

Iran's company Ariana Tunnel Dam Co will construct a new Bagratashen Bridge on the Armenian-Georgian border in 2018. The construction will be financed from a loan agreement signed between Armenia and the European Bank for …

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Turkey unveils route of Canal Istanbul project

The Turkish government unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, which is an artificial sea-level waterway parallel to the Bosphorus that is to connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The project, first announced by …

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Turkish minister on progress of TANAP construction

The construction of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will be completed by 94% till late 2017, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said. He stressed that TANAP is one of …

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 First BTK freight train arrives in Kars

The first freight train running along the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway reached Kars. The train covered a distance of 856 km in 40 hours, ADY Express, subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways, said, adding that the first operation …

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Turkey to build artificial island in Black Sea

Turkey will build an artificial island in the Black Sea off the coast of the Trabzon province as part of its industrial development program, the Turkish media cited the country’s Minister of Science, Industry and Technologies Faruk Ozlu as …

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Fire at Turkish Van airport

A fire has broken out at the Van Ferit Melen Airport in eastern Turkey's Van Province, the country’s media reported. As a result of the fire, one citizen of Turkey got poisoned with carbon monoxide. The fire has been …

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Iran launches new gas pipeline

Iran launched new gas pipeline Damghan-Neka. It is planned to increase supply of natural gas to the northern regions of the country with its help. It also became known that this project will reduce Iran's dependence on import from …

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 Dubai airports to have first 'gate-less border'

The United Arab Emirates is investing more than $1 billion to make Dubai the world’s first city to run on blockchain technology.  The Smart City initiative signed a deal with the British startup ObjectTech to make digital …

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Huge explosion rocks Damascus airport

A large explosion has hit an area near the international airport which lies about 25 km south-east of Damascus, a monitoring group says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," the head of the UK-based …

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Iran inaugurates port complex of third generation

Iran inaugurated the Caspian Port Complex, located in the Anzali Free Zone, during a ceremony attended by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on March 30. The port will have 22 berthing posts and two breakwaters with …

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Iran may become regional leader in tourism

Iran may become a leader of the tourism market in the region, head of Euromonitor International Middle East department Nikola Kosutich informed. According to him, Iran may become a leading tourism destination in the …

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Iran wants to get Russian loan

Iranian Cabinet of Ministers instructed the Central Bank of the country to develop conditions for attracting Russian loan, media reported. Tehran plans to spend money on the development of infrastructure projects, nuclear sphere and …

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Kazakhstan to process up to 2 tons of Iran's gold

A refinery in Kazakhstan will process up to 2 tons of Iranian gold in 2017, the Kazakh Deputy Investment and Development Minister Albert Rau said. He noted that a Kazakh company is engaged in development of gold deposit …

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