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Kish Port to be dredged, new island to be created

TEHRAN, June 6 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's Persian Gulf port Kish will begin receiving bulk carriers by March 2007 through the implementation of the port's comprehensive plan, the managing director of the Kish Port and Airport Development and Management Company said on Tuesday.

photo: Syma Sayyah

Mehdi Chamanzad put the maximum capacity of the ships that will be able to enter the port in the future at 50,000 tons.

The comprehensive plan will be launched sometime between autumn 2006 and spring 2007, he explained.

Dredging operations will be carried out in the future to increase the depth of the water beside the docks to 14 meters, he added.

One million cubic meters of silt and mud will be removed during the dredging, which will be used to create a new artificial island near Kish, he stated.

Chamanzad said that the new island is being created to expand tourism and efforts are currently underway to find a suitable location.

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