PMO News Portal - Ali Akbar Safaei, the managing Director of
the ports and maritime organization pointed out that serious measures have been
taken by PMO to boost international relations with neighboring countries, and stated:
the country has begun the transportation of goods from Russia to the Persian
Gulf, Sea of Oman countries and Indian Ocean regions.
“Iran is seeking to increase such transit through its
territory to reach the target of 10 million tons of goods.”, he added.
The official also noted that PMO if planning to give out
loans to the private sector to help the development of infrastructure and other
required facilities in port cities. the facilities are besides the finance
earmarked for passenger vessels and port facilities, Safaei expressed.
Managing Director od PMO also called for visa-free travels
to Kuwait, saying the Persian Gulf country is just three hours away from the
southern Iranian coasts by sea, and increased marine travel to the country can
serve both tourism and trade purposes.
He underlined that the southern port city of Khorramshahr is
now a growing hub for imports and has hosted 340 container ships so far this
year, and called on the government to help tackle existing loading and
unloading problems in the area to help improve its role in economic trade with