TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.18
Iran has exported $1.2 billion worth of goods to Iraq via its Parvizkhan and Qasr-e- Shirin borders in the current Iranian year (started March 20,2020), said governor of Qasr-e- Shirin County Morad Ali Tatar, Trend reports via IRNA.
"The value and weight of exported goods to Iraq during the current Iranian year (started March 20,2020) have increased by 45 percent and 65 percent respectively, compared to the previous Iranian year (started March 21,2019)," said Tatar.
He added that Iran's borders serve as good opportunity to improve the country's economic situation.
"Khosravi and Parvizkhan borders have brought considerable revenues for the country," he said.
"The activities in Parvizkhan border were around the clock and have not even stopped even for a day coronavirus and Iraq's problems," he said.
"All organizations, businessmen and active investors in the border have effective role in country's economic turn over," he said.
"There is an ongoing cohesive development plan for Parvizkhan border and $17 million has been assigned for it, so far 50 percent of the budget has been obtained and progress of this plan would help the export," he said.
"The fuel smuggling has been declined and statuses of merchants have been managed at the border. During the coronavirus outbreak, 2,000 trucks arrived daily at Parvizkhan border and were disinfected and currently all the activities are done by following the health protocols," he said.
"All the arriving individuals at the border have been screened and tested and entrance of suspected cases has been prevented," he said.