Hossein Ashouri told Tasnim that Iran relies on the capabilities of local
companies to counteract the foreign sanctions on the railroad industry.
Facing sanctions in the past, Iran decided to tap into domestic capabilities and has now become self-sufficient in manufacturing various equipment in the railroad industry, including tracks, he added.
Ashouri said Iran has even overcome problems in manufacturing cargo and passenger train cars.
His comments came less than a week after Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO) of Iran announced the first homegrown rail tracks have been handed over to Iran’s Railways, saying the products are on par with the latest global standards.
A few days ago, Iran’s state-owned railroad company signed a contract with a Swiss company on the maintenance and supply of railroad machines.
According to the contract, Matisa, the Swiss manufacturer of track maintenance equipment that was established in 1945, will carry out the overhaul of two ballast machines in Iran and supply 21 railroad machines.