Iranian Esfahan Steel to Export Rails to Afghanistan
The Iranian Steel Producers Association announced that Esfahan Steel Company has signed a USD 4.332 million deal to export rail tracks to Afghanistan. The new rail tracks will be utilised for various railway development projects. Afghanistan is currently working towards the development of its railway infrastructure.
Iran started the domestic production of rail tracks six years ago after the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, known as RAI, made an agreement with ESCO on the manufacturing of rail tracks. In November 2016, ESCO signed a deal with RAI to produce 40,000 tonnes of U33 rails and subsequently launched its rail production line. In June 2018, RAI received the first domestically manufactured rail tracks, called National Rail.