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New free zones

1.Inche Berun Free Trade-Industrial Zone

Geographical position and Competitive Advantages:

Inche Berun is located in the north of Iran in Golestan Province. Some of the competitive advantages of Inche Berun Free Trade-Industrial Zone are as follows;

  • Lying on the gorge of the international road and rail North-South Corridor
  • Lying on the border of Turkmenistan and the coast of the Caspian sea
  • Existence of both wet and dry ports
  • Having vast area of land and possibility of development in the future
  • Existence of salty lands that are uncontested , cheap and of low yields
  • Proximity to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan which are rich in terms of oil and gas resources and mineral ores, enormous surplus cereals and the possibility of importing metal ores as well as gas and oil from these two countries
  • Existence of water, gas and electricity infrastructures as well as roads
  • Telecommunication facilities
  • Moderate weather which contributes to reducing costs of accommodation, investment and services
  • Possibility of transit and importing cereals from Kazakhstan and Russia in line with securing food security in country and saving Iran's water resources
  • Cheap rail transit and transportation network
  • Easy access to administrative, logistics, welfare, monetary, accommodation, medical and touristic centers and the airport
  • Skillful workforce
  • Great touristic attractions such as Ashooradeh Island and forest-marine attractions
  • Proximity to three local markets as well as markets of southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, CIS countries, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Proximity to three local markets as well as markets of southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, CIS countries, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

2.Jask Free Trade-Industrial Zone

Jask is located in southeast of Hormozgan province and on the east of the Strait of Hormoz and the coastline of the Persian Gulf. Jask is 325 kilometers far from the capital city of this province, i.e., BandarAbbas. Jask ends to Bashagard Mountains and the city of Minab from the north, to the Sea of Oman form the south and west and to cities of Chabahar and Konarak from the east. Jask covers the area of 16136.2 square kilometers which is equal to the 24 percent of the total area of Hormozgan province. Jask, on its own, is bigger that two provinces named Gilan and Chahar-Mahal-and-Bakhtiari. Jask is located on the 46°57′of eastern longitude and 25°38′ of northern latitude. Jask has some 220 kilometers marine borders on the south and west.

Some of special features of Jask making it a great location for establishment of a free zone are as follows;

  • Unique geographical features
  • Existence of natural wharfs
  • Proximity to the Indian Ocean
  • Proximity to the Strait of Hormoz which makes it important in terms of historical value, geopolitical weight, trade and fisheries values

3.Bushehr Free Trade-Industrial Zone

Investment opportunities in Bushehr Free Trade-Industrial Zone:

  • Marine industries , both onshore and offshore as well as ship building industries
  • Oil and gas industries such as storage tankers for crude oil, LPG and petroleum products
  • Downstream petrochemical industries
  • Desalination industries
  • Construction of business and administrative centers
  • Construction of a five-star hotel at the international modern standards
  • Pharmaceutical and nuclear medicine industries
  • Health tourism and eco-tourism industries
  • Assembling and processing industries for production and food commodities
  • Fisheries industries including fish, shrimps, pearls, etc.
  • Producing dates
  • Livestock and poultry farms
  • Processing minerals
  • Production of construction materials
  • Transformational and complementary industries and date processing and fisheries

4.Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone

Goals:

  • Due to the 18-year drought in the region it is not justified to carry out agricultural activities. Consequently, it is rational to activate industrial, trade and commercial sectors in the region which would result in employment, preventing immigration from the region to other areas and demographic stability particularly in terms of young and educated population.
  • In light of Afghanistan's need to mineral goods, Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone can take a large share of this $ 23 billion import market of Afghanistan.
  • Thanks to numerous historical and cultural places in the region, tourism industry can be developed.
  • A dry free zone can be established to create cultural and social affinity among local communities living on border areas of Iran and Afghanistan and it would contribute to strengthening security and reducing surety-related issues.
  • Promoting security and peaceful existence in the province by means of linking interests of northern Shiite area with those of Sunnis in the southern areas
  • Comparative advantages of Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone;
  • Proximity to Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan which can link the zone to high seas.
  • Existence of the transit route of Chabahar-Zabol-Afghanistan would not only contribute to higher activation of Chabahar but also would reduce insecurity and strengthen regional, national and cultural convergence.
  • Easy access of Sistan and Baluchestan to national and international transportation network.
  • Upon the activation of transit corridors, the motivation of India, China and Southeast Asian countries for transferring goods through Iran would increase.
  • Thanks to Zabol University, scientific cooperation with internationally-recognized educational and research centers and institutions would be expanded.
  • Operation of border markets, border terminals and customs buildings in the site proposed for Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone.
  • Zabol airport in, the proposed site, would create an air connection line and would contribute to the development of the Zone.
  • Expansion of legal economic activities in the Zone would reduce smuggling of goods.
  • Procuring raw materials for steel industry form Haji Gak iron mines in Afghanistan.
  • In light of Iran's gas exporting potentiality of around 200 million cubic meters, Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone can meet the needs of Afghanistan through pipeline since the logistic installations exist there.
  • Iran can export gas, transportation and telecommunication machineries and equipments as well as technical engineering services through Sistan and Baluchestan Free Trade-Industrial Zone and metal ores, coal, raw agricultural products and leather can find ways from Afghanistan to Iran through the Zone.

5.Mehran Free Trade-Industrial Zone

Mehran is one the important cities in Ilam province and is regarded as one of the strategic places in Iran.

Internationally-speaking, Mehran is important since it is located on Iran-Iraq borders. Meharn has 225-kilometer joint borders with Iraq in three Iraqi provinces; Maysan, Wasit and Diyala.

Mehran enjoys enormous oil and gas reservoirs. Iranian ministry of oil is drilling wells in this region. Five regional rivers named Kanjan Cham, Changooleh, Gavi, Tedooleh, and Godar pass through this city and pour into Iraq.

Mehran has hot and dry weather. During summer days the temperature reaches to 50º C.

There are fertile lands in this region such as Mehran Plain, Mohsen Abad Plain, Amir Abad Plain, and Saleh Abad Plain.
In light of its special conditions and its proximity to three Iraqi provinces and its capital and holy shrines, establishment of Mehran Free Trade-Industrial Zone is of special importance. Due to its proximity to Tehran-Khoozestan highway and Ilam-Kermanshah highway, Mehran Free Trade-Industrial Zone can play a great role during Shiite religious ceremony of Arbaiin when 1.5 million Iranian pilgrims pay visit to holy shrines of Iraq.

Establishment of Mehran Free Trade-Industrial Zone can play an instrumental role in the development of the province and export of various types of goods to Iraqi target markets.