Rouhani Inaugurates Phase 1 of Shahid Beheshti Port Development

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday inaugurated a newly-built extension to the country’s main Arabian Sea outlet – the Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port in the Gulf of Oman.

“The North-South Corridor is very important for the region and the world and today we are happy that its first phase has been put into operation and we hope that we can construct the other phases as soon as possible,” said the president at the ceremony.

The development of Chabahar Port is a driving force for the country’s economic development, especially the South East, and port operations can create added value and employment in the south-east of Iran, added Rouhani.

During the first phase of the Shahid Beheshti Port project, around 15 million cubic meters of material was dredged from the area, creating 203 hectares of new land.

This new $340 million development scheme opens up a new strategic transit route to Afghanistan and Central Asia for India through Iran, bypassing Pakistan.

The port project, located in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, was inaugurated in presence of representatives from India, Afghanistan and several other countries of the region.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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