attachment of Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti ports was
agreed with 139 ‘yes’ votes, 25 ‘no’ votes and 4 abstention votes out of total
209 legislators attended in the session.
According to Article 1 of the bill, the 67871-acre area will
be annexed to the Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone.
Speaking at the session, Seyyed Hassan Hosseini Shahroudi,
spokesman for the parliament's economic commission, stated that The Chabahar
Free Trade Zone Development Bill, which had been referred to the Commission,
was discussed and debated by the relevant Parliamentary Assembly experts at a
meeting on January 12 and was unanimously adopted.
Sayed Ali Ediani, in favor of the bill, said:
"Strengthening the Chabahar Free Zone will make it a gateway for the
development of the country and the province of Sistan and Baluchistan."