Emphasizing that Iran’s commercial ports’ capacity should be doubled, Mohammad Rastad put the current capacity of Iranian commercial ports at 300 million tons, IRNA reported.
He pointed out that commercial ports act as an important infrastructure for development and centers of employment, added value and income, saying that the PMO should set up commercial ports on the Makran coast to achieve the set goals.
Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in Pakistan and Iran, along the northern coast of the Gulf of Oman.
“According to our experiences in the development of Chabahar port, one of the key areas that can lead the country to economic prosperity is to construct increase the capacity of commercial ports along Makran coasts”, the official noted.
In January, Rastad announced the plans for the construction of the country’s largest commercial port in the Persian Gulf island of Jask, southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan.
“The development of Jask is very important and strategic at the national level, and we have reached a conclusion in the recognition phase to build the country’s largest commercial port in this city,” Rastad said.
According to the official, PMO has determined the final location of the mentioned port in collaboration with the Oil Ministry and the primary research studies on the project have been already started.