Passenger traffic via Iran-Azerbaijan Bilasuvar checkpoint registers growth
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 11
Passenger traffic from Iran’s Bilasuvar customs checkpoint, located between Iran and Azerbaijan, has witnessed growth by 36 percent during the current fiscal year, started March 20, Ali Navadad, deputy governor of Ardabil province for Political, Security, and Social Affairs, said.
Each day some 3,000 people cross the border checkpoint, Navadad said, IRNA news agency reported July 11.
Azerbaijan citizens make the majority of the passengers crossing the border point, he added.
He further said that some 21,000 vehicles have passed the border checkpoint during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 20-June 21). The volume is 42 percent more compared to the same months of the preceding year.
The official added that the second development phase of the Bilasuvar terminal is under construction in an area of six hectares with an estimated cost of 160 billion rials (each USD makes 43,000 rials based on official rate).
Iran exported 21,000 tons of goods, worth $6 million worth of goods through Bilasuvar checkpoint the first two months of the current fiscal year, 21 and 73 percent respectively more, in terms of value and volume, respectively, year-on-year.
Bilasuvar checkpoint ranks second among Iranian customs checkpoints in terms of suitcase trade as well.