Jul 08, 2020 10:44 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 01, 2020 14:48 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that with the measures taken in the 11th and 12th governments, the capacity of Chabahar port in southeastern of Iran has increased from 2.5 million tons to 8.5 million tons.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that one of the goals of the 11th and 12th governments was to develop deprived provinces, especially Sistan and Baluchistan.

According to the president, bringing gas to this province was one of the plans of this government.

President Rouhani also stated that "With the measures taken in the 11th and 12th governments, the capacity of Chabahar port has increased from 2.5 million tons to 8.5 million tons, which is a great chance not only for Sistan and Baluchestan and Iran but also for the southern and northern transit lines, which were opened by officials from different companies and different countries in the region."

Rouhani mentioned the construction of Chabahar railway, its connection to the national railway and the construction of a 730 km railway from Chabahar to Zahedan as other important measures of the government in order to develop the east of the country, adding that this has been done during these years and more than 2,000 billion tomans have been spent for this railway.

The port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran is of great importance to India due to its strategic location and closest access to landlocked Central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

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