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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani inaugurated the new port of Jabhar in southeastern Iran on the Indian Ocean coast.
"It is possible to offer the goods to the neighboring countries in the shortest possible time through the inauguration of the Martyr Beheshti Port," President Rowhani said after the inauguration of the first phase of the project.
He pointed out that the other roads between the south and the north end to the Gulf, but this road ends to the ocean and this is very important, noting that "the inauguration of the Martyr Beheshti port is very important economically."
"Neighboring countries in the east of Afghanistan and neighbors in the north of Central Asia can be linked to free water and the ocean. This is politically important and will strengthen our relations with the eastern, northern and even European countries in the future," he said.
Ruhani stressed that the launch of this development project is of great importance to Sistan and Baluchistan province, noting that Jabhar will become an important commercial center in the region.
In the same context, the Minister of Roads and Construction of Iranian cities Abbas Achondi said that the port of Jabhar and after the completion of infrastructure related to transport, roads and rail will turn into a competitive port and developed and a gateway for the peoples of the region.
The cost of building the new port, which allows giant containers to be loaded with an empty weight of between 100,000 and 120,000 tons, was $ 235 million, of which India funded 235 million in seeking to reach the markets of Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia beyond Pakistan.
It is worth mentioning that the capacity of Martyr Beheshti port in Jabhar in the first phase will reach 8.5 million tons and one billion dollars has been allocated to complete this stage.
The port of Jabhar has an important geographical location that enhances its role in the transport, transit and shipping of various goods and is the least expensive way for the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan.