Through construction of new warehouses and also renovating the existing ones, warehouse capacity and standards are planned to be elevated in Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar, according to the head of Ports and Maritime Department of Sistan-Baluchestan Province
Behrouz Aqaei said that given the programs of the country
for the imports of basic commodities the capacity of the warehouses in this
port should be increased, the website of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization
The official put the cost of the project for renovating
three multi-purpose warehouses of the ports at 540 billion rials (about $12.8
million) to be provided through internal sources of PMO, saying that the
project is under the tender, the contractor will be selected by the next month
and renovation operation will begin.
He also announced that two multi-purpose warehouses are
under construction in the port through private sector’s investment and under
build-operate-transfer (BOT) contracts.
Last week, the chairman of the board of Chabahar Free
Trade–Industrial Zone Organization said his organization is in talks with
foreign investors for financing the project for the construction of an
international airport in the port city.