China, Iran to sign $4b metro contract
Updated: 2011-07-20 10:34
China and Iran will sign a $4 billion contract for development of an underground transport system in Iran, according to Iran's state television, Reuters reported.
"The $4 billion financing contract will be signed with China tonight," said Mohammad Royanian, head of Iran's Transport and Fuel Management Office.
He gave no other details.
As the second biggest importer of Iranian oil after Japan, China has long been involved in infrastructure projects in Iran.
Iran said in February that China had signed a $13 billion contract to build a railway network.
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