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IPGL ready to attract investment, large liners to Chabahar: CEO

BSN Network / New Delhi
Date: 10/01/2019

Referring to finalizing their operating job in Chabahar, he said: “In fact, our activity has just begun and we have a noticeable way ahead.”

Opening an office in Iran on December 24, IPGL officially taken over the operations at phase 1 of ShahidBeheshti Port. The office was opened concurrent with the first meeting of Chabahar Agreement Committee’s parties to monitor the implementation of the trilateral agreement.

On October 23, Iran, India and Afghanistan inked an agreement on transit of goods via Chabahar.

The agreement was signed in Tehran by Rastad, T.S. Tirumurti, the secretary of economic relations in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and ImammohammadWarymoch, Afghanistan’s deputy minister of transport, during the first meeting of coordination council of agreement on the establishment of an international transport and transit corridor among Iran, India and Afghanistan (Chabahar Agreement). 

These three countries signed a trilateral transit agreement in Tehran in May 2016, which allows them open new routes to connect among themselves via converting Chabahar Port into a transit hub bypassing Pakistan.

The document was signed in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

On December 29, Mohammad-Ali Hassanzadeh, the deputy head of PMO for ports and economic affairs, announced that the trilateral agreement will be officially implemented on February 26, 2019.

 

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