Tabriz (IP) - Director-General of Eastern Azarbaijan's Railway, northwestern Iran, reported a goods-exchange over 100 percent with Turkey within the first quarter of the current Persian year.

Iran Press/Iran News: Shapoor Arsalani said on Monday that the amount of cargo exchanged at the Turkish border in the first quarter of the current year reached 242 thousand tons, which shows an increase of 1.35 times compared to the same period in the last year.

Arsalani noted that despite restrictions due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the exchange of goods has increased significantly compared to the same period last year due to the need to supply basic consumer goods.

He said the most important commodities exchanged, imported, exported, and transited during the period were copper soil, petrochemicals, and petroleum products, hardware, wood and paper products, agricultural and food products, and chemicals.

The Iranian transportation official added that all countermeasures for the fleet, the movement of goods, and the labor forces associated with the journey and movement in the General Directorate of Railways of Eastern Azerbaijan are taken in order to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus carefully and with seriousness.

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