2020-November-29 08:37
Economy
2020-November-21  15:13

Iran to Turn Makran Into New Energy Hub

TEHRAN (FNA)- Makran Coasts will become Iran's new energy and petrochemical industry hub in the near future, Governor General of Hormuzgan Province Fereydoun Hemmati announced.

"Mega projects in the oil transmission line, the oil export terminal, and the port and offshore oil export are underway in Jask County," Hemmati said after payinga visit to the oil and refinery projects in the coasts of Makran.

He reiterated that Makran Coastline can play a special role in the future of marine exchanges.

"Each of these mega projects that are underway by Iranian specialists and engineers, and by the completion of oil transmission line, crude oil will be transferred from Goreh to Jask via a transmission line," Hemmati added.

Construction of Goreh-Jask pipeline project and Jask export terminal officially commenced on Jun 25, 2020.

Makran coastal region is located in Balouchestan province in Southeastern Iran and Southwestern Pakistan, it is a 600-mi (1,000-km) stretch along the Gulf of Oman from Ra's (cape) al-Kūh, Iran (West of Jask), to Lasbela District, Pakistan (near Karachi).

According to official statistics, about 40,000 jobs have been created directly and two to 3,000 indirectly.

Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in the South of Sindh and Balochistan, in Pakistan and Iran, along the coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

In November 2014, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei referred to the country's long water borders with other countries and the enemies' extensive investment in those regions, and underlined the necessity for the further development of Makran coastline in Southeastern Iran.