Iran Ready to Help Develop Sudan's Railroad

Published May 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran has voiced its readiness to help develop Sudan's railroad network, according to Iranian news agency (IRNA), which sourced director of Iran’s Railways, Rahman Dadman. 

Meeting with Sudanese Minister of Transport Hassan Mouse Sheikh as-Safi, he called for further expansion of Tehran-Khartoum cooperation in the area of railroads. 

The Islamic Republic may help Sudan in training manpower, maintaining, repairing and reconstructing wagons, developing railroad networks, and installing electric signs, Dadman said. 

He further announced that major components of cargo and passenger wagons as well as locomotives are currently manufactured in Iran. 

A group of Iranian experts are due to go to Sudan to study the needs of the country's railroad network, IRNA said. 

Sudan's railway company is seeking to receive credit from the Islamic Development Bank to purchase some 500 wagons from the Iranian Pars Wagon Manufacturing Company, the Sudanese minister said. 

The two countries' railway cooperation started with repairing of five Sudanese locomotives by the Islamic Republic, he said, adding that currently five locomotives are under repair works in Iran and another five will be repaired in Sudan – 

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