CHABAHAR (Dispatches) –Head of Coastal and Port Engineering department of PMO Mohammadreza Allahyar said on Monday that Iran is self-reliant in the port construction sector and the majority of the maritime equipment in Iranian ports is domestic.
Allahyar said, "About 10 packages of the 1st phase development project of Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar are inaugurated by the Iranian Road Minister Mohammad Eslami in his recent visit to the port.”
"The launched projects will definitely pave the way for the presence of investors as well as further activity of traders in Chabahar Port,” Allahyar added.
The Iranian official noted that: "The majority of infrastructural achievements in Shahid Beheshti Port have been obtained by the Iranian private sector and companies.”
"The PMO has applied all of its experiences in the construction and development of Chabahar Ports,” he said.
"We can claim that the available facilities in Chabahar Port are of most modern ones which means the port is getting prepared to receive ocean ships and huge maritime vessels in the near future,” he said.
He noted that as the main Iranian ocean port, Chabahar Port is to facilitate international transportation.
"The 1st phase of the Shahid Beheshti Port development plan was inaugurated three years ago by putting two piers into operation. The recently inaugurated projects include those in the hinterland and facility infrastructure required for port operations,” Allahyar said.
Being questioned about the second phase of Shahid Beheshti Port, he informed, "Construction of the 2nd phase of Shahid Beheshti Port is being studied and includes the construction of two piers to receive up to 22,000 TEU Container Vessels, which are the largest containers in the world.”