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city (2006 pop. 71,070), Sistan and Baluchistan prov., SE Iran, on the Gulf of Oman; formerly known as Chah Bahar or Bandar Behesti. It was dependent on fishing and agriculture until its port was developed in the 1970s. In 1992 the port was made a free trade and industrial zone. Baluchs form the majority of the local population.
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Khalid al-Barwani made the remarks in a meeting with Managing Director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdulrahim Kurdi on Sunday afternoon.
Parsian Special Economic Zone in eastern Assalouyeh, Jask Free Zone located next to the Strait of Hormuz, Chabahar Free Zone and nearby Iranshahr Free Zone are the four hubs.
Over the last year, Iran has allocated some 50 hectares of land in Chabahar free zone to Afghan businessmen.
University of Applied Science and Technology, Chabahar Free Zone
Announcing that Chabahar Free Zone is the first port entering Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf, he said that "once the railway is implemented, the port will be connected to Iran's countrywide railway and to Central Asia."
He is also visiting Chabahar where he will meet the officials of the Chabahar Free Zone to discuss the prospect of promotion of trade and investment.
"Chabahar is very important for Afghanistan and it is crucial for the country in terms of trade, transit and exporting goods," Advisor to the President of Afghanistan and Chairman of the Afghan Airfields Economic Development Commission Dawood Sultanzoy said in a meeting with Chabahar Free Zone officials.
He said along with Afghan investors, certain Japanese, Malaysian and Chinese investors announced interest in making investment in Iran's Chabahar Free Zone.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Beijing has voiced interest to partner in the project to link Chabahar port in Iran to Pakistan's port of Gwadar, Managing Director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdolrahim Kordi stated.
Switzerland, Turkey, Netherlands, South Korea, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, Iran's Chabahar Free Zone, France, China, Cuba and Croatia were among the major cigarettes exporters to Iran in the mentioned period.