Iran Afghanistan

Iran-Afghanistan rail link to be launched in months

Khaf-Herat railroad project is scheduled to be launched this autumn (Sept. 22-Dec. 20), says the deputy head of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company, affiliated with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.


Afghanistan’s Ghazanfar Bank to open branch in Chabahar

The head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce says Afghanistan’s Ghazanfar Bank will open branch in Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar soon.


Sistan-Baluchestan exports to Afghanistan up 56%

More than $181 million worth of goods were exported from the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan to Afghanistan during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20) to register a 56% rise compared with last year’s corresponding period.


Iran’s exports to Afghanistan top $340m in 2 months

Iran exported 1.06 million tons of commodities worth of $341 million to Afghanistan during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20), data released by Iran Customs Administration shows.


Iran resumes exports to Afghanistan amid pandemic

A total of 80,072 tons of goods were exported from Milak border terminal in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province to the neighboring Afghanistan during the first month of the current Iranian year (March 20-April 19).


India-Chabahar-Afghanistan TIR corridor launched

Two loaded containers were transported successfully from India’s Mumbai to Iran’s Chabahar, which exited through Dogharoun Border crossing to Afghanistan under cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) on Friday.


Iran leader allocates funds for key rail project linking Chabahar to Zahedan and Afghanistan

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has approved tapping into Iran’s sovereign wealth fund for construction of a key railway in the southeast of the country.


First Afghan fruit cargo exported to India via Chabahar Port

Afghanistan has exported fruit to India through Iran’s strategic port of Chabahar for the first time since the corridor was opened several months ago.


Iran seeks to renovate Afghanistan’s war-ravaged infrastructure

After Iraq, Iran is setting eyes on reconstructing Afghanistan’s war-ravaged infrastructure. Iran’s shuttle diplomacy is active now. Iranian and Afghani delegations are meeting quite regularly to coordinate efforts.

Mine and Industry

Iran set to complete its own section of Khaf-Herat railway by March 2020

The railways can give Afghanistan great access to the high sea, Central Asia, Turkey and other countries. However, it needs funding from Kabul to be completed first.