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Another Wheat Shipment For Afghanistan Arrives In Chabahar

The seventh consignment of Indian wheat bound for Afghanistan arrived at Iran's Chabahar Port on Monday, Iranian media reported.
Another Wheat Shipment For Afghanistan Arrives In Chabahar
AVA- According to IRNA, a ship, 'Arezoo', carrying 600 containers docked in Chabahar Port on Monday, said Hossein Shahdadi, deputy head of the province's Ports and Maritime Office.
In total, 4,200 containers of India's wheat has come through Chabahar so far this year. 
Some 110,000 tons of India wheat bound for Afghanistan will be transported annually to Afghanistan through Chabahar, he said.
From Chabahar, the load will be transported via road to Milak, a border city on the Iran-Afghanistan border. India's first consignment arrived in Chabahar in November 2017.
India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral agreement in 2016 to jointly develop the Chabahar Port, opening a new strategic transit route between the three nations and other Central Asian nations.
In February, the India and Iran signed an agreement which given New Delhi operational control of a section of the strategically located Chabahar port in the Gulf of Oman for 18 months.
The first phase of Chabahar port was inaugurated in December last year, opening up a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan.
Under the agreement signed between India and Iran in May 2016, India is to equip and operate two berths in Chabahar Port Phase 1 with a capital investment of $85.21 million USD and an annual revenue expenditure of $22.95 million USD on a 10-year lease, IRNA reports.
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Tuesday 3 April 2018 12:57
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