Official: Iran production, exports on the rise

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA — Iran has made huge efforts to boost production and exports, secretary of Free Zones Coordination Council said.
Ali Akbar Torkan made the statement on the sidelines of the meeting of senior FTZ managers, which was attended by Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Torkan noted that improvement of socioeconomic conditions is on the agenda of Iran’s free trade zones.

He said the government has focused attention on five cities with more than 500,000 population along Iran’s southern coastlines, namely Bandar Abbas, Abadan, Khorramshahr, Bushehr and Chabahar.

Speaking of measures to create new free trade zones, he said the designation of Jask and Bushehr as free trade zones is underway.

“Sarakhs, Dogharoun, Lotfabad and Incheh-Boroun are under study to become free trade zones in future,” he said, stressing that Incheh-Boroun is of high importance in terms of its rich resources and the possibility of connecting it to Kazakhstan’s railroad.

Touching upon the laws and regulations of free zones, Torkan said each zone will have its own regulation and its trade will develop in case their rules accord with their geopolitical conditions.

Fazli said free trade zones are of high significance in national and international economy, adding that the Interior Ministry will follow the zones’ problems and issues seriously.



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