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18 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:25 GMT+1

December 4, 2017

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Inaugurated the first phase of development of the port Iranian of Chabahar

It is the main gateway of the nation for the access to Mare Arabico and the Indian Ocean

Yesterday the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has inaugurated the first phase of the project Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan for the development of the port of Chabahar, that it is the more important harbour port of call of the nation on the Gulf of Oman and is the main harbour gateway of Iran for the access to Mare Arabico and the Indian Ocean.

The first phase of the project, for which a billion of dollars is invested, allows to increase the annual ability to traffic of the port from 2,5 million to 8,5 million tons. With the first phase new harbour areas for a total of 203 hectares are prepared, are realized a harbour basin with a depth of the -16,5 backdrop meters with the dredging of beyond 15 million cubic metres of sediments and are constructed a dam of 1.650 linear meters.

Moreover with the execution of the first phase two docks for total 740 linear meters and with a depth of the -10,0 backdrop are constructed meters that will be dedicated to the traffic of the container, a dock multipurpose of 284 linear meters with depth of the -16,0 backdrop meters and others two docks of 380 linear meters with backdrop to -14,0 meters.

With the realization of the other four phases of the project the ability to traffic of the port of call could go up per year to 82 million tons. The second phase, than according to the master plan would have to be realized in the course of the next year, previews the construction of a dock for the container of 360 linear meters. In the third phase, programmed in 2020, the realization of a dock for the oil traffic is previewed. The fourth phase, they also in program in 2020, include the multipurpose construction of a dock. In the last phase, the whose execution is fixed in 2024, verreà one realized another dock of 360 linear meters for the container.

"The Corridor North-South - it has evidenced the president Iranian in the course of the inauguration ceremony - is a lot important for the E region for the world and today we are pleased that the first phase has become operating and hope of being able to realize the other phases in the short possible time". "This port - it has added Rouhani - has an ideal positioning that can return more short the Corridor North-South and connect it to the ocean. This Corridor and its important activity are a lot for the economy. The nations adjacent to east of Iran, as Afghanistan, and our neighbors of Central Asia - he has emphasized the president - are connected to Iran southern and to the open sea and the ocean through this Corridor and this he interests to us from the political point of view and will develop our relations with the nations to east and to north and, in future, also with Europe".

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