Dubai: Iran plans to boost trade and economic ties with its Caspian littoral countries via developing Anzali port in Gilan province.
As well as the Qazvin-Rasht-Anzali railway project, construction of a new port in the Caspian Sea, and development of the Anzali port are among the province’s priorities to boost transit capabilities.
The capacity of Anzali port will increase from the current 10m tons per year to 17m tons.
The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) was established in 2000 by Iran, Russia, and India in order to promote transportation cooperation among the members.
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Oman, Syria, and Bulgaria joined the corridor later.
The corridor joins the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf with the Caspian Sea through Iran, and then reaches North Europe via Russia. [17/04/14]