Iran to build an oil exporting pipeline to Afghanistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran will be building a pipeline to export oil to Afghanistan, Head of the Office of the Campaign against Smuggling Goods and Foreign Currency, Fada Hossein Maleki said, Shana reported.
Maleki noted that upon the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers, the pipeline to Afghanistan will be built from Iran's Dogharoon city (Masshad province) to Afghan city of Eslam Qaleh (Herat province).
"The construction of such pipeline will reduce possibility of fuel products smuggling, and aside from that, the commission for transition will be much lower," Maleki noted.
He added that the Iran-Afghanistan pipeline will help to avoid long queues along the border of the two countries.
Maleki did not say how much would the pipeline construction cost, yet added that the pipeline would be of some 1500 meters in length.
Currently, there is a special economic zone established in Dogharoon, that stores Iran's fuel tanks and fuel products for exports.
The constructed pipeline from Iran to Afghanistan would allow to export products and oil directly from the storages.