Over 11,000 tons of goods transited via Iran’s borders in 11 months

Director General of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO) Mohammad Javad Atrchian

Director General of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO) Mohammad Javad Atrchian

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian Road Ministry official said nearly 11,281 million tons of various commodities have been transited through the country’s borders during the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-February 19, 2015).

Director General of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), Mohammad Javad Atrchian announced on Sunday that oil-based commodities accounted for to 5.97 million tons and non-oil commodities such as home appliances, different types of chemical products, vehicles and construction materials accounted for 6.183 million tons of the total goods transported during the period.

“Having registered 3.1 million tons of transited commodities, Bandar Abbas is the most active border transit terminal during, followed by Bashmaq and Bazargan border points,” the official added.

Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Ataollah Sadr said that Iran earns some $1.15bln annually through transiting goods via ports.

By Fars News Agency