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Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor

Syllabus of the Subject: Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO). Transportation Course

  1. Introduction to the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
  2. Member countries of the corridor: Turkey, Iran and Pakistan
  3. A key project of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Corridors
    1. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  4. Main features of the Corridor Railway-Road Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI-ECO)
  5. Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA) signed by Pakistan, Iran and Turkey.
  6. The corridor as part of the Silk Road of the XXI century
  7. Countries in the area of influence of the corridor: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
  8. The integration of the Corridor with
    1. International Transport Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
    2. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
    3. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
    4. Future Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad-Delhi-Kolkata-Dhaka-Yangon Container Rail Corridor (ITI - DKD-Y)

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The Subject «The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)» belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Transportation Courses: Road, Railway, multimodal
  2. Courses: Business in Central Eurasia
  3. Masters: International Transport, Business in Asia, Muslim Markets, Europe, International Business, International Economic Relations
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, Asian Business, European Business, Global Trade

Online Student (Master International Business)

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business for the Students from the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO): Iran, Master Doctorate Business Iran, Turley, Master Doctorate Business Turkey, and Pakistan, Master Doctorate Business Pakistan.

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English. Summary in Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Corredor Islamabad-Teherán-Estambul Study, Master in International Business in French Corridor chemin de fer-route Islamabad-Téhéran-Istanbul (ITI-ECO) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Corredor ferroviário-rodoviário Islamabade-Teerão-Istambul (ITI-ECO).

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Description of the Subject - The Corridor Rail-Road Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI-ECO).

The  Islamabad (Pakistan)-Tehran (Iran)-Istanbul (Turkey) Corridor Rail-Road  is a key project of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) Railway Corridor is made up of two corridors:

  1. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Railway Corridor (ITI, ECO Containers Train)
    1. Cargo and container transport
    2. The ECO Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul container train (6,543 km) has been running regularly since August 2010.
      1. Turkey: 1,950 km
      2. Iran: 2,603 Km
      3. Pakistan: 1,990 km
    3. Estimated time: 11 days
    4. Over 30% reduction in rail fares compared to traditional routes
    5. Transport capacity: 20 wagons of 40 feet.
    6. The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Railway Corridor has a great potential.
    7. From Turkey the corridor can link up with the European rail networks
    8. The container train connects to the Marmara submarine railway tunnel (Turkey)
    9. India and Bangladesh have expressed interest in connecting to the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail Corridor
  2. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Road Transport Corridor (ITI)

Characteristics of the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Corridor

  1. Multimodal corridor: road, rail and inland water transport
  2. TIR Convention of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA) signed by Pakistan, Iran and Turkey.

  1. The main objective of the Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA) signed by Pakistan, Iran and Turkey is to provide access to landlocked countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation (ECO) region.
  2. Approval: 2000
  3. Type of transport: Road, rail and inland water transport
  4. An Agreement has already been reached on unified fares and train schedules in each country.
  5. Ratified by eight ECO member states: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey.
  6. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not withdrawn the agreement

Countries in the area of influence of the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia:

Countries in the area of influence of the corridor: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Ashgabat Agreement (Transport Corridor, India, Iran)

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor) Course

Silk Road China-Europe Eurasian Land Transport (Course Master)

Related Corridors to the Silk Road

  1. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  2. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  3. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  4. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  5. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  6. International North-South Transport Corridor
  7. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  8. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  9. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  10. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
  11. Access to the India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Course

Central Asia Economic Cooperation CAREC, Course

Asian regional economic communities related to the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)

  1. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  2. Asian Clearing Union (ACU): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  3. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Programme (CAREC): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Iran is an observer country.
  4. Iran is a member of:
    1. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
    2. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
    3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (observer country)
  5. Turkey is a member of:
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    2. Customs Union with the European Union
    3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    4. Africa-Turkey Partnership
    5. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
    6. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
    7. Black Sea Synergy
    8. Turkey is an observer country in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

Free Trade Agreements related to the Countries of the corridor

  1. Pakistan
    1. Preferential Trade Area with Mauritius
    2. ASEAN-Pakistan Free-Trade Area
    3. Free Trade Agreements with Sri Lanka, India, China, Bangladesh and the MERCOSUR
    4. Iran-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement
  2. Iran
    1. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) of Iran: Algeria, Armenia, Syria, Venezuela, Pakistan
  3. Turkey
    1. Turkish Free Trade Agreements: EFTA, Tunisia, Egypt, EU, Chile, Africa-Turkey, Israel, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Georgia and Albania.
  4. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

Main Euro-Asian institutions related to the corridor

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  3. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  4. Asian Development Bank
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Major Islamic institutions related to the corridor

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OCI)
  2. Islamic Development Bank

Islam is the main religion of the region of the Corridor Railway-Road Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI-ECO)

The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO) belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area



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