AKIPRESS.COM - The ban imposed by Turkmenistan on the entry of Iranian trucks from Incheh Boroun Border Terminal around three years ago, following the outbreak of Covid-19, has now been lifted, a local customs official of Iran’s Golestan Province announced on Thursday, Financial Tribune reported.
“Between 80 and 140 trucks used to cross Incheh Boroun before the pandemic,” Ebrahim Hosseini was also quoted as saying by IRIB News, adding that he expects the traffic to soon reach the pre-pandemic level.
“Iranian truck drivers can now apply for visa to transport their goods to Turkmenistan from Incheh Boroun,” he added.
According to the official, around 20 Turkmen trucks enter Iran through Incheh Boroun every day.
Located in the city of Gonbad-e Kavus, Incheh Boroun is the only border terminal in Golestan Province that offers transportation and transit services via both rail and road.
The first container train on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey route, carrying sulfur cargo, arrived at Tehran Train Station from Incheh Boroun last month before setting off to Turkey and Europe.
It carried 24 wagons and 48 twenty-foot containers, IRNA reported.
Imports to Golestan via Inche Boroun stood at 11,841 tons worth 23.69 million during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22), registering an 18% growth in terms of weight, but a 25% decline in terms of value, according to the local official.
Unprocessed soybean oil, different kinds of denim and cotton fabrics, diesel generators and cotton linter were the main imported products.