China intends to build a high-speed railway to Iran, which will be built in the territory of Uzbekistan and three Central Asian countries, China Daily reports.
He Huawu, the chief engineer of China Railway Corp, said the project of railway at the forum ‘one zone - one way’. According to him, it will provide an annual turnover of more than $2.5 trillion.
The new railway will connect the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, Yining city in China, Almaty (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and Tehran, the capital of Iran.
It was noted that China intends to create a new railway line in order to overcome the problem of differences of rail standards.
The most important part of the project can be rail networks, connecting China with the Middle East and Turkey with a width of 1435 mm.
Chinese trains thus will be able to move non-stop and without overload from any city in China to the border of Turkey and then to Spain, all over Europe, where the track width is also 1,435 mm.