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      • Saturday 25 July 2020
        Mohammad Saeed Sharafi
        Director at Iran Civil Aviation Authority

        In reaction to the aggressive and dangerous maneuverings of the US fighters, and in order to save the civil aircraft and its passengers, the Iranian airliner which had taken off from Imam Khomeini airport and was en route to Beirut through international air corridors, had to drop altitude abruptly in Syria's airspace, causing injuries to the passengers on-board. The flight-1152 landed at Beirut airport and after ensuring that the plane was in a safe condition, the plane was returned to Tehran. In accordance with provisions of Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention, the Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran contacted Syrian authorities and called for a speedy and accurate investigation of the incident. Additionally, minutes after landing at IKA, the plane also came under close scrutiny of the Iranian incident investigation team. Details will be released after data and information collected by both investigation teams are reviewed. Considering this aggression by the US fighters a grave violation of international law and aviation rules and regulations, the Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran would like to voice its strong objection against this violation to the Council and call for immediate investigation by ICAO as well.

      • Wednesday 22 April 2020
        Mohammad Eslami
        The Minister

        Ministry of Roads and Urban Development as responsible body for The Transport Committee in the 'National Committee of Combating Coronavirus' has been actively involved 24 hours a day from the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in Iran. The Ministry has been in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health particularly in the logistics and shipment of urgent needs. It also acted successfully to return Iranian abroad to their homeland.

      • Saturday 07 December 2019
        Mohammad Eslami
        The Minister

        One important necessity in logistic cities is the airport which is opened today in Chabahar as an international airport alongside other port, rail, and road projects in order to complete the multimodal transport in this port city.

        Chabahar Port will be well connected to its urban area by highway in order to increase integrity and livability of the city. This connection will combine road, rail and city for increased accessibility of citizens.   

      • Saturday 07 December 2019
        Mohammad Eslami
        The Minister

        The 12th Meeting of Iran-Kyrgyzstan Joint Commission represented the determination of Iran and Kyrgyzstan in developing cooperation and expanding exchanges.The preferential tariff agreement signed between Iran and Eurasian Union in which Kyrgyzstan is a member will enter a new phase as the 10-year strategic document between Iran and Kyrgyzstan and membership of this country in Eurasia's preferential tariff agreement can facilitate and accelerate the commercial and economic interactions of the two countries.

        The European Commission's response to the Covid-19 pandemic priorities keeping citizens healthy. This includes keeping essential transport moving, for example to transport medical supplies and other essential goods. Many Member States have announced restrictions to transport - a full list by country is available here. This list is updated regularly, as information becomes available.

        As the urban transport sector continues to combat new daily challenges during the global coronavirus pandemic, Intelligent Transport’s COVID-19 hub collates the latest news and views from operators, authorities and associations from around the world. Find out how the pandemic is affecting ridership, operations, revenue generation and more with our live feed, news, articles and live briefing session here.