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Photos: Construction of Tohid Underpass in Tehran

Islamic Republic News Agency - Chairman of the Expediency Council on Monday expressed hope that Iran would be recognized as an exemplary country in constructing great development projects in the world in the near future.

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made the remarks while inspecting Tohid Underpass project in western Tehran.

He reiterated that the project would ease the traffic in that part of the capital.

He appreciated great efforts made by Tehran's Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf to carry out such great development projects.

Construction operation of Tohid Underpass project started two years ago.

Towhid Tunnel to Be Opened on Time

Tehran Municipality - Managing director of Tehran Engineering and Development Organization announced that Towhid tunnel will be opened on schedule.

Nasr Azadani added that in view of round-the-clock work on the tunnel and high speed of construction, it will be opened on time.

The official noted that if some problems had not slowed down the project, it could have been finished six months ahead of the original schedule.

Nasr Azadani said two ventilation systems have been installed at Towhid tunnel.

"In other countries they use only one ventilation system, but due to air pollution in Tehran we use both of them. However, they only use one system in Madrid tunnel in Spain which is 26 km long," he added.

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