TEHRAN(SHANA)–President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that an oil terminal export is being constructed in Jask Port in southern Iran.
“This port will become a major industrial and economic center in Hormuzgan province in the near future,” Rouhani said on his provincial tour to southern Iran.
He said that efforts are under way for the establishment of steel and aluminum industries in southern Iran.
“By benefiting from a gas pipeline crossing this region, we will create new sources ranging from petrochemicals to steel and aluminum. This region is planned to become an industrial zone,” said Rouhani.
The president said the southern Hormuzgan province has great potentials for growth and development, adding that the province is good for industrial, agricultural, transportation and marine sector development.
Pirouz Mousavi, managing-director of Iran Oil Terminals Company, has already said that an oil export terminal in Jask would cost 2.5 million dollars.
Jask is a vital port for Iran’s petroleum industry as 20 million barrels of crude oil are stored there before being exported.
Rouhani also said that energy carriers’ prices will rise at a slow pace in the next calendar year which starts on March 21.
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