0512 GMT April 22, 2021
Jahangiri ordered the start of the projects for the construction of a Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) substation, the full radio coverage of the province’s coasts, a project for establishing firefighting services and drip irrigation systems at Shahid Kalantari, Shahid Beheshti and residential dormitories of the Chabahar port, as well as the investment project for the construction of storage tanks for petrochemical products in Shahid Beheshti Port, IRNA reported.
About $4.28 million was invested in the MRCC station project; the radio coverage project will be completed with about $2.6 million of funding, about $13.09 million is allocated for the firefighting and irrigation systems, while about $194.5 million is invested for the construction of the petrochemical storage facilities.
Upon his arrival in Chabahar on Wednesday evening, the official also inaugurated the first phase of Tang Fishing Port, which was completed with $30.2 million of investment.
He further visited the newly-constructed town of Tis, Makran Agro-Industrial Complex, some of the province’s steel production complexes, Chabahar Petrochemical Park, and Shahid Beheshti Port’s development project.
On the sidelines of his visit to the sites, Jahangiri announced the government’s serious determination to accelerate the development of Makran coasts and said, “Development of Makran coasts has been on the government’s agenda for some time and recently the government has made some changes in the Makran Coastal Development Secretariat to accelerate the projects in this region.”
He further noted that 68 projects worth $20 billion have been considered for the development of Makran coasts in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Jahangiri pointed to the Chabahar-Zahedan railway project as one of the major steps for the development of the port and said, the National Development Fund (NDF) has allocated $300 million for the completion of this project.