ZAHEDAN – Chairman of Sistan and Baluchestan border markets Mobin Ali Mir said onFriday that the volume of export of commodities from border markets of Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast Iran, increased by 241 percent in terms of weight during first quarter of this Iranian year comparing the same period last year.
Ali Mir added that Iran can expand more target markets as a result of a hike in non-oil export, which can help the country provide more Iranians with job opportunities.
“If limiting and monopolizing regulations are exempted, we can import meat, rice and other goods from Sistan and Baluchestan border markets,” he said, adding that the income of trades of these border markets will help get rid of requiring oil money to embark on import of commodities needed inside the country.
According to the official, 30,000 tons of mango and 2,000 tons of tangerine have been imported in the first quarter of this Iranian year (started March 20, 2021).
He further said that the import of fruit has been a good experience, which can be used for other basic needs including meat and rice in order to end monopoly of foreign currencies in Tehran.