Middle East

Iranian president vows to boost shipbuilding

Dubai: The Iranian president has outlined plans to develop the country’s southern littoral states.

“One of the objectives of the administration … will be to make the southern coasts and islands in the Persian Gulf region and the Sea of Oman flourish,” President Hassan Rouhani announced yesterday on a trip to the south of the country.

He said Iran’s southern coastline, which stretches about 2,000 km, must develop specific industries such as steelmaking and shipbuilding.  [26/02/14]

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