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Iran plans to build its second major port overlooking the ocean and manufacture 83 commercial vessels

The Executive Director of the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization announced that planning is underway to build the second large port overlooking the ocean on the coast of Makran, southeast Iran

The Executive Director of the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization, Muhammad Rastad, announced that planning is underway to build the second large port overlooking the ocean in the coast of Makran, southeastern Iran, pointing to a project under preparation to manufacture 83 commercial vessels worth 240 million euros.

Rastad said in a statement today, Monday, that since the beginning of this year (the Iranian year began on March 20) until now, about 47 million tons of various types of goods have been unloaded and shipped from the country’s ports.

He explained that non-oil commodity imports during the aforementioned period amounted to 12 million tons, the majority of which were basic commodities, while non-oil commodity exports amounted to about 13.5 million tons.

The Assistant Minister of Roads and Urbanization added that one of the very large activities of the Ports and Maritime Organization is to work on manufacturing 83 commercial vessels needed by the ports and that the capital allocated for this is 240 million euros, which is in fact a large project that can revitalize the maritime industries in the country and provide more opportunities. Appropriate work.

He stated that one of the other measures of the Ports and Maritime Organization in the year of the “production jump” is the provision of necessary spare parts and equipment by local producers, adding that so far we have been able to produce 768 pieces depending on internal capabilities, which provided 70 percent of the organization’s assets compared to external purchases. .

“We do not need foreign consultants and contractors at all in the design and construction of port infrastructure,” Rastad stressed.

He pointed out that the capacity of the country’s ports currently stands at 246 million tons, and it will be raised to 285 million tons at the end of the sixth five-year development plan, which ends next year, and said that during the past year, 150 million tons of the country’s ports have been unloaded and shipped.

He added that the capacity of the country’s ports in terms of containers currently amounts to 7.7 million TEU, and it will be raised to 8.5 million TEU. He said that the majority of goods transport in the maritime domain is related to the container field, so we must increase the capacity of our ports in them as possible.

With regard to the issue of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, he stated that operations in commercial ports continue around the clock, while adhering to health recommendations to prevent Corona virus, and these operations have not stopped because of it.

Rastad pointed out that the port of “Shahid Rajai” in Chabahar is the main port of the country on the coast of Makran, and said that its capacity has been raised four times from 2 million to 8.8 million tons annually and will increase to 33 tons with the completion of its second phase.

He added that we are definitely seeking to establish another large ocean port on the coast of Makran, and we have carried out the necessary studies and evaluated the potential points in general, and it is certain that we will have a new port on these coasts in the future.

He expected that the implementation operations of the new port on the coast of Makran will take 5 years

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