Tehran: 20:13 , 2008/06/09
Iran to dispatch 56 cargo wagons to Cuba
ARAK, June 9 (MNA) – The managing director of the Pars Wagon Company
here on Monday announced that the company has prepared 56 cargo wagons
to be dispatched to Cuba.
Talking to MNA, Gholamreza Razzazi said that 28 of the wagons are cement
carriers and the remaining half of the wagons are for carrying fuel.
"The wagons will be sent to Bandar Abbas (Port) via railway and will be
dispatched to Cuba from there by ship," the official explained, adding
that the company has heretofore sent one hundred and fifty 14 and
19-meter container wagons, 72 cement carrier wagons, and 15 fuel wagons
He said that consignment of the wagons is worth 5 million euros and 85
percent of their parts are domestic.
Razzazi added that the Pars Wagon Company and Cuba's railroad company
had inked a 170 million-euro deal due to which the Iranian side vowed to
provide the Cuban railway with 550 cargo and 200 passenger wagons.