Iran announces time of building new terminal in Chabahar Konarak Airport
Tehran, Iran, Jan.7
Iranian president's advisor has announced the preparations on Comprehensive Chabahar port plan and said that operation of the new terminal in Chabahar Konarak Airport will begin in next Iranian year (start on March 21, 2019).
"We have two plans to develop the Chabahar air transport infrastructure, one of which is an agreement to build a new Terminal at the current airport," said Morteza Bank, Trend reports citing Tasnim News Agency.
“The new terminal will begin operations next year.”
"At the same time, given the preconditions provided by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development and the provincial governorate, we will build an airport alongside Chabahar,” he said.
"The necessary licenses and approvals of this project have been issued and we are ready to submit the comprehensive plan of the Chabahar to the Parliament.”
“If the Parliament agrees, Chabahar airport will be built in this area," said Bank.
"I think this process will be long, and it will take more than a year," said the president's adviser, saying that the initial agreement to build a new airport in free zone was being made with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Chabahar is the closest and best access point of Iran to the Indian Ocean and Iran has devised serious plans to turn it into a transit hub for immediate access to markets in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and Central Asia.
The Chabahar Agreement is a regional transport network initiative of the governments of Afghanistan, India, and Iran.
It aims to create a reliable transport corridor for the smooth transport and transit of goods and services through Chabahar Port between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of India, and Islamic Republic of Iran.
The agreement was signed by the three countries’ high ranking officials in Tehran in May 2016.