$85m Invested in 3 Ports
About 3.4 trillion rials ($85 million at market exchange rate) have been invested in the ports of Jask, Tiab and Sirik in southern Hormozgan Province as part of the wider project to develop Makran coasts, an official with Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization said. Mohammad Mohseni added that the investments are aimed at promoting tourism and creating jobs in the region, IRNA reported. Makran is a coastal strip stretching along southeastern Iran to Pakistan’s Balochistan and borders the coasts of Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. It is home to the strategic port of Chabahar, which Iran intends to develop by attracting domestic and foreign investments.