TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (Mehr News Agency) - Armenian officials announced that preliminary operations for the building of the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline has been completed.
Preparatory operations for the building of a pipeline to transfer Iran's natural gas to Armenia were finished, the Persian service of Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) said here on Friday.
Based on a contract concluded between the Iranian company, Arvandan and Armenia's Hayrussgasard Co., the Iranian side has managed to finish the digging of a 22.5 km long trench for the project, the report quoted Shushan Sardarian, an official with Hayrussgasard as saying.
The length of the Armenian part of the gas pipeline from the border region Meghri to Kajaran is 42 kilometers.
Pipe laying operation, as the next phase of the project to carry Iran's gas to the Transcaucasian republic, is expected to be completed by the Iranian side by the end of 2006, the report added.
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