Tehran (IP) - Iran's first vice president mentioned transit development as a lucrative and job-generating factor for Iran, describing it as a suitable alternative for oil revenues.

Iran PressIran news: First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber mentioned transit development as a lucrative and job-generating factor for Iran and said: "If the country's transit capacities are properly activated and get operational, transit can become a suitable alternative for oil revenues."

Mohammad Mokhber, in a meeting of the country's transit working group, on Wednesday evening, referred to Iran's exceptional geographical location and considered transit as one of the main advantages of the country, announcing the serious efforts of President Ebrahim Raisi's administration to develop transit.

The First Vice President pointed out the numerous necessities for developing the country's transit and its positive effects and consequences: The comment has not been fulfilled.

Referring to recent international issues and the closure of some routes through neighboring countries due to unilateral sanctions, the First Vice President said: "Iran has an exceptional opportunity to expand the existing capacity to fill the gap in the region and earn more revenue."

It was also decided to prioritize railway projects to connect the country's railway network to certain international routes and to carry out the necessary planning to expedite their implementation.

During the meeting, it was announced that the country's transit capacity could generate twenty billion dollars a year and create one million job opportunities.


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