Kazakhstan to utilize Iran's experience in ports

Kazakhstan Materials 9 December 2006 13:29 (UTC +04:00)

(IranMania) - The visiting Kazakhstan's ambassador to Tehran, Uric Atynbayev, said that Kazakhstan was keen to utilize Iran's experience for development of port infrastructure regarding the country's rich maritime transportation potential. While inspecting development projects in Bushehr port city, Atynbayev said that expansion of trade exchanges is the key to development of the infrastructures of Otrao, a Caspian Sea littoral province, reports Trend.

He then hailed Bushehr port as a proper spot for trade and cargo transit regarding its access to free waters.

Kazakh ambassador called on Caspian Sea littoral states to discuss and review ways of linking Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf irrespective of the hefty cost of the project and the long distance.

He said that implementation of the project would facilitate access to other markets, trade and transition of goods.

While visiting installations of Iran Marine Industrial Company (SADRA) in Bushehr, oil and petrochemical installations, and oil export harbors in Kharg island, Atynbayev expressed his country's interest in benefiting from Iran's engineering and technical potential for ship-building and maritime oil and gas facilities.

Heading a delegation from Kazakhstan, Kazakh ambassador to Tehran arrived in Bushehr for a two-day visit.

During his stay in the province, the diplomat is to pay a visit to different industrial units there and discuss with provincial authorities ways and means of mutual cooperation.