Iran plans to develop maritime tourism

Business Materials 28 June 2016 17:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iran is planning to buy $41 million worth of vessels for carrying passengers at the country’s southern waters in the Persian Gulf.

Abdolkarim Razzazan, an advisor to the head of the maritime and ports organization of Iran, said that 15 investment plans have been approved for developing the country’s maritime tourism, Tasnim news agency reported.

Calling for improving maritime tourism in the country, he added that the vessels will have a capacity for serving 1,976 passengers.

Following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has drawn up plans for developing its tourism sector.

The country plans to lure 20 million tourists per year aimed at generating $30 billion in revenue by 2025.

In the meantime, Iran has underway a project to launch a maritime tourism complex in the Caspian port city of Bandar Torkaman, Golestan Province.

The project is funded with $400 million by Iranian and Turkish investors.