Breaking: Rouhani to inaugurate projects worth $432.7m in Anzali Free Zone on Thursday
TEHRAN- President Rouhani will inaugurate 18 projects worth 8.175 trillion rials (about $432.738 million) in Anzali Free Trade-Industrial Zone in the north of Iran through video conference on Thursday, IRNA reported.
The projects will be put into operation in the industrial-production sector as well as port and tourism infrastructures, the managing director of Anzali Free Zone Organization announced.
Mohammad-Vali Rouzbehan said the projects, which are implemented through the private sector’s investment, have created direct and indirect jobs for 1,193 persons.
Located in Gilan Province, north of Iran, Anzali Free Trade-Industrial Zone is the sole free zone in the southern part of the Caspian Sea with an area of 9,400 hectares and 40 kilometers shoreline.
It is one of the country’s seven free trade-industrial zones.
Located on the North-South International Corridor, having a special position in connection with the Caspian littoral states, proximity to the ports of Astrakhan and Lagan in Russia, Aktau in Kazakhstan, and Baku in Azerbaijan, access through convenient routes to the consumer markets of CIS countries, and proximity to Rasht International Airport are some advantages of Anzali Free Zone.