Iran’s largest marine passenger terminal ready for inauguration

port  brewbooksProviding safety, attracting tourists and rendering services to travellers will be among the project's objectives. (Image source: brewbooks/Flickr)Construction work at the largest marine passenger terminal of Iran has been completed with the port ready for inauguration next month in the Hormuzgan province

Ports and Maritime Department caretaker for the province, Ali Estiri, said that the project to build Shahid Haqani Terminal was more than 90 per cent complete. The terminal extends to an area of more than 3,800 square metres.

Estiri stated that providing more safety to marine trips, attracting more tourists and rendering appropriate services to travellers were among the key objectives of the project. “The project has created 100 direct and indirect jobs in the region,” Estiri claimed.

Iranian Navigation and Ports Organisation managing director Ataollah Sadr said that the marine passenger terminal would be completed and launched in Haqani Port in southern Iran in September 2013.

The terminal, with a capacity of transporting up to 14mn passengers annually can be increased to 17mn in coming years.

Sadr noted that the country has plans to develop a multipurpose small and business ports and build passenger terminals and wharfs.

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