IRNA – A high-level Iranian delegation led by Minister for Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi has visited the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) to explore avenues of cooperation with Pakistan.
The delegation took keen interest in the deepwater container port project of the KPT along with other future projects like multipurpose bulk terminal, Cargo Village, LNG Terminal and Port Elevated Expressway.
he delegation was briefed about the KPT infrastructure, the overall setup and the ensuing discussion specifically focused on the avenues of investments available to private sector in Pakistan marine sector.
he KPT Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar highlighted the port expansion program taking place under the 10 Years KPT Improvement Program while briefing and discussing the investment opportunities with the Iranian Minister Abbas Akhundi.
The delegation complimented the development works and offered to join hands for an interconnection linkage of the KPT and Bandar Abbas.
Abbas Akhundi showed interest in development of tourism between the two brotherly nations for pilgrims.
Akhundi also showed interest in transshipment cargo handling and in this regards he said that ample space of 204,000 hectares is available in Bandar Abbas along with a railway network of 600 kilometers.
Later the Iranian delegation also visited the mausoleum of founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-e-Azam).
Abbas Akhundi heading a high level delegation arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on an official three-day visit for talks with the country’s officials.