Tehran (IP) - Hojjat Abdolmaleki, a senior Iranian official in FTZ affairs announced that Qeshm Island will be connected to the mainland of Iran through the construction of a bridge.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking about the importance of the establishment of the Persian Gulf bridge project, Hojjat Abdolmaleki Secretary of the Supreme Council of Free Trade-Industrial and Special Economic Zones told reporters: All analyses have been done to build the Persian Gulf bridge that connects the Qeshm Free Zone to the mainland.

The Secretary of the Supreme Council of Free Trade-Industrial and Special Economic Zones stated that financial resources are required for the project.

Qeshm Free Zone will provide a portion of the resources, while the President has ordered that resources be provided from the public budget and oil sales to construct the bridges.

Abdolmaleki has announced that their project is planned to be launched within the next three years.

They are currently in discussions with Chinese contractors, and the funding for the project is expected to be provided through a line of credit between Iran and China.

Qeshm is an arrow-shaped Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz, separated from the mainland by the Clarence Strait/Khuran in the Persian Gulf.

Qeshm is the largest island in Iran, and the largest in the Persian Gulf. 

Qeshm is famous for its wide range of ecotourist attractions such as the Hara marine forests.

According to environmentalists, about 1.5% of the world's birds and 25% of Iran's native birds annually migrate to the forests, which are the first national geo park in Iran.


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