infrastructure in the East

Trans-Iranian Railway gains UNESCO World Heritage status

Trans-Iranian Railway that reaches a length of 1400 km has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UN body accepted Trans-Iranian Railway during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be running through …

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Azerbaijan and Turkey set to lay new gas pipeline

Ankara is awaiting Baku’s approval after completing all necessary preparations for the Nakhchivan natural gas pipeline project, Turkey’s Yeni Shafak newspaper reported. The Turkish part of the project lays from Ighdir …

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Turkey launches Istanbul Canal construction

In Turkey, the ceremony of laying the first bridge is currently taking place as part of the construction of the Istanbul shipping canal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the audience at the groundbreaking ceremony.  …

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What Kyrgyzstan wants from China

Even as Kyrgyzstan appears uncertain how to cope with the massive weight of its dues to China, it has embarked on a fresh charm offensive to remind Beijing of the role it plays in developing vital infrastructure, Eurasianet writes in the …

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Gas pipeline explosion causes power outages in Syria

The entire territory of Syria has been left without power due to a gas pipe explosion that took place on Monday in the southern part of the country, Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem said. According to …

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TANAP to be fully inaugurated in November 30

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which will deliver Azerbaijani gas to Europe, will be fully inaugurated in November 30, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said. …

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Airport closes in Turkey's Trabzon

Turkey closed the airport in Trabzon province due to temporary repair work at its runway, Turkish media reported. The airport is closed from 10:00 am local time to 18:00, Milliyet reported. The Trabzon airport, which was built …

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Death toll from train crash in Turkey climbs to 24

The number of people who died in a railroad accident in northwestern Turkey has reached 24, while 338 others were injured, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag. Several cars of a passenger train traveling from Uzunkopru, …

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Date of opening Canakkale-1915 bridge revealed

The opening ceremony of the Canakkale 1915 bridge will be held on March 18, 2022, Turkey's Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Ahmet Arslan said. "At present, the creation of infrastructure for …

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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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