In an interview with MANA correspondent, Sadollah Abdollahi stated:in 2015, Special Economic Zone of Imam Khomeini Port, has managed to sign 15 investment contracts with worth of 4000 Billion,706 Million Rials, held the first rank of attraction the private sector‘s investment among Iranian ports.
Emphasizing the sea-based economy, Abdollahi remarked: by taking a novel approach for making the best out of non-governmental sources and the capability of the private sector in supplying infrastructures and port and maritime facilities, Khuzestan Province Ports and Maritime Organization has paved the way for the presence of investors for promoting ports and sailing.
elaborating on the details of signed contracts, he remarked:15 contracts have been signed with various private investment companies in the field of establishing and launching goods warehouses, petroleum products warehouses, grain silo and other port logistic in the course of the past year.
The Khuzestan Province Ports and Maritime Organization director further stated: Imam Khomeini Grand Port Complex is welcomed by many investors due to enjoying capacities and competitive advantages such as Extensive Lands with 11044 hectares, possessing 40 active Dock Post which is capable to offer appropriate services to Panamax ships. he further added: Imam Khomeini Grand Port Complex also enjoys the merits of Special Economic Zones, being located in the vicinity of Petrochemical Economic Zone and Arvand Free Trade Zone, being located in the route of North-South International Transportation Corridor, being located in the vicinity of transit borders of Iraq, Turkey, and Middle East, having an easy access to Iranian railway, airport and road routes. this Grand Complex Port, according to Abdollahi, could be considered as a secure and appropriate location for investment.
With the execution of the first phase of Grand Port Complex so-called port logistic lands development plan with 600 hectares ,the goal of absorbing the attraction of the private sector in supplying the infrastructures, establishing port structures, productive industries and value-added, would be accomplished.in the near future, he added, the ground would be paved for attraction of a considerable amount of investments by the domestic and foreign private sectors with the orientation of Port& Logistic Services.