Official: Chabahar Connecting Iran to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chabahar port helps to connect Iran to China-Pakistan economic corridor, and it plays an important role in developing trade relations between the three countries, a provincial official said.
"Chabahar Free Zone development has numerous advantages, and this port connects Iranian businessmen to Pakistan market and China–Pakistan Economic Corridor," Director General of Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization Abdolrahim Kordi said on Saturday.
He pointed out that due to various investments made in Chabahar, it has started civil and infrastructural projects worth several million dollars.
Chabahar, as Iran's only ocean port, plays an important role in developing trade, exports, and imports and in fishing as well.
The Chabahar Port is strategically located on Iran's energy-rich Southeastern coast in the Gulf of Oman and is connected to Afghanistan by a railroad.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's special attention has accelerated development of Makran Coasts, especially Chabahar Port, in a way that five big ships carrying basic goods, including wheat, barley, soybean, and corn berthed at the port in a single week.