TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese investors have shown interest to invest in the construction of an international airport in the Central Qom province, a senior trade official announced on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by Head of China’s Gansu Province’s Investment Organization Lee during a visit to the Qom International Airport on Wednesday morning.
“The negotiations which have taken place between the two sides will soon bear result,” Lee said during the visit.
Lee noted that Chinese investors were deeply fascinated by the project during their visit to the Qom International Airport.
Meantime, Managing Director of Qom International Airport Mohammad Ali Shafiyee said that a number of Chinese investors who visited Qom came to the international airport and discussed investment in its development.
He noted that construction is underway in 3,000 hectares of the total 10,000 hectares of the airport, and said, “We are ready to cooperate with the Chinese investors in Qom International Airport.”
On Sunday, a senior Chinese official announced his country’s companies are interested to invest in infrastructural projects in Iran’s Qom province, specially monorail and airport construction.
“Chinese companies are ready to cooperate with this province in the construction of the second phase of the monorail as well as the telecommunication networks, airport and highway construction projects and they intend to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard,” Top Adviser of China’s Gansu Governor General Oyang Jian said in Qom.
He pointed to the activities of Gansu province in recent years, and said, “Gansu province is the first Chinese province that has set up a trade delegation.”
The Chinese official noted that the value of Gansu-Qom export/import has exceeded $100 million, and said since Gansu and Qom are sister provinces their cooperation should further increase.
He expressed the hope that Gansu and Qom provinces would increase their cooperation in the agriculture and energy sectors.
Gansu is a province of the People’s Republic of China, located in the Northwest of the country.
Recently, a delegation from Qom province travelled to Gansu to identify investment opportunities in the Chinese province.
Iran and China have capacity to boost bilateral cooperation even more than the current level using new methods.
Iran is currently China’s third largest supplier of crude, providing Beijing with roughly 12 percent of its total annual oil consumption.
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