In a specialized meeting on the roadmap for the
development of the value chain of the petrochemical industry at the IPF, Moniri
emphasized the high investment opportunities of the Sistan and Baluchistan
province, which has 5,800 km of coastal strip, but currently only provides
2-2.5% of its gross domestic product through the sea.
He pointed out that countries like Vietnam and
China have 50% of their domestic and foreign gross domestic product through the
The development of the unique land planning of
the National Petrochemical Company is crucial for the creation of petrochemical
hubs in Asalouyeh and Mahshahr by the sea. However, Moniri regretted that
currently, water is being transferred from the south to the center of the
country to supply water to large industries such as steel.
Chabahar port has the least distance to the
world's big markets like India, making it economically beneficial for investors
to invest in this region.
The Council of Ministers had decided to establish
a third petrochemical hub in the Chabahar region in 2019. The Managing Director
of Negin Makran Petrochemical Development Company highlighted the difference
between Makran Petrochemical Hub and other petrochemical hubs in the country
due to the region's 3000 years of history in terms of civilization. Makran region
has managerial, economic, environmental and social functions for the
The existing projects in the Chabahar region
employ 4,000 people. In the first phase, infrastructure such as electricity,
water and utility supply will be put into operation this year. With the support
of NPC, the remaining land in the Chabahar region will be assigned to
downstream projects to promote economic growth in the region.
Iran is handing over 1200 hectares of Makran land
for the development of downstream industries, and the Chabahar region is
becoming a hub for petrochemical industry investment.