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Iran: Chabahar Free Zone begins building international airport

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Mehr News Agency) -- The construction works aimed at building an international airport in Chabahar Free Trade Zone began on Thursday. The modern airport covering 1,400 hectares of land is slated to become operational within a period of three years.

The $57m project, implementation of which was approved by the cabinet in last July, will be carried out by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), the Persian service of Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the local and provincial officials attending the opening ceremony for the start of the project also visited a number of other development projects underway in the region. The projects included a date processing plant that is planned to come on stream by July, a cement production plant capable of a daily production of about 500 tons of cement as well as an oil extraction plant whose machineries have already been imported into the site and is expected to be completed soon.

The visitors also visited Sadra and F&G shipbuilding companies which are the two major industrial plants in the region.

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