Sunday, May 30, 2010

Iran to Export Wagons to Cuba

Iran to Export Wagons to Cuba

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Cuban railway official announced that the country has
purchased a large cargo of railway tools and equipment from China and
Iran in a bid to recover its rail system.

Pedro Peneon Morales said that the cargo consists of 750 cargo wagons
and 200 passenger wagons from Iran and 112 locomotives from China, and
added that the last cargo is due to reach Cuba soon.

Russian Rianovosti quoted Morales as saying that the investment is
inline with the Island's attempt to recover its railway system.

The Cuban government plans to repair 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) of
the island's railway network and acquire new equipment for the sector,

The Cuban government periodically announces investments in the industry,
including the purchase of 100 locomotives from China in 2008 and the
acquisition of 28 more locomotives from Russia last year.

Havana spent $595 mln on rail lines and equipment in 2009, according to
official figures.

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