First imported livestock cargo ship arrives in Iran's Chabahar port
Tehran, Iran, March 15
The first cargo with 47,090 livestock heads has arrived to the Shahid Beheshti port in Iran's Chabahar city on Friday, where it is currently being unloaded, to have meat sent to the markets.
"Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar has the capacity to unload cargo from any type of ship and can have important role in development of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, " Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization Behrouz Aghaie said, Trend reports via IRNA.
"Importing basic goods into Chabahar port and distribution of the goods in Sistan and Baluchestan province and other eastern provinces would reduce the price of all commodities," he said.
"Utilizing the capacities of Sistan and Baluchestan slaughterhouses would create jobs while people have easy access to red meat," he noted.
Earlier the managing director of the State Livestock Affairs Logistics (SLAL) Inc. Hamid Varnaseri, said that imports of livestock via Chabahar would balance the market and red meat distribution would reduce the prices in the country.
"The capacities of Chabahar is suitable for heavy and light livestock imports and all the slaughterhouses in Sistan and Baluchestan province should be active," he added.
The official noted that after the discharging of the first cargo ship, the import of livestock through Chabahar port would continue in order to provide meat for the market.