29 companies have applied for investment in the Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar in the first six months of this year, said the Director General of ports and maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan.
PMO News Portal - Behrouz Aghaei stated that Chabahar Port,
as the country's largest oceanic port with a strategic location and access to
international free water, has a special place in Iranian trade exchanges with
other countries in the region.
Chabahar Port as a gateway to trade with IORA, CIS,
Afghanistan and Central Asia, and due to its proximity to the Oman and Indian
Ocean ports is the best transit route for regional countries in terms of sea,
land and security trade.
Director General of ports and maritime of Sistan and
Baluchestan emphasized on the special status of Chabahar and noted that the
tendency of the domestic and foreign private sector to be present in Shahid
Beheshti Port shows that Iranian and other investors are considering this port
as a safe port for investment.
Aghaei added that the submission of 29 investment applications
since the beginning of this year and the visit of more than 36 domestic and
foreign delegations to the Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar is a prime example
of the national and transnational importance of this port from officials and
investors' point of view.
Last year, 150 domestic and international delegations
visited the port of Chabahar, which resulted in the submission of 65 investment
applications, from which 17 cases reached the final stages of contract.