China-Iran in Port City Master Plan


Iran and China are to collaborate on a new project that would see an industrial town set up in the southern port city of Jask, according to Hellenic Shipping News.

Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, said: “Iran and China will set up an industrial town in Jask Port to establish and develop different industries, including petrochemical, refinery, aluminum and steel industries.”

Commenting on the purpose of the project, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said: “Jask should turn into Iran’s second hub for exporting oil.

“By implementing the plan, exports of oil won’t rely on just one port and one place (the Kharg Island) in the Persian Gulf and through the Strait of Hormuz, but it will also be available through the Sea of Oman.”

The Iranian President went on to say that the port city of Jask is important for the expansion of energy ties with neighboring countries, with an oil export terminal currently under construction at Jask Port.

The Iranian President believes that Jask will be one of the most important cities for crude oil ports, saying: “This port will become a major industrial and economic center in Hormuzgan province in the near future.” 

(Source: Snip View)

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