Provide incentive packages for Afghan businessmen in Chabahar
Provide incentive packages for Afghan traders in Chabahar The CEO of Chabahar Free Zone announced the launch of shipping lines and provide incentive packages to investors to turn Chabahar into a transit center for East and Central Asia.
“Chabahar is the shortest and most economical route for Afghanistan to access open waters, and Afghanistan currently imports and exports mainly from the ports of Abbas and Karachi in Pakistan, while the port of Chabahar in Afghanistan,” Abdul Rahim Kurdi told ISNA. Compared to Bandar Abbas 90 km and Karachi 700 km closer to the center of Afghanistan.
According to Kurdi, in order for traders and commodity owners to consider Chabahar as their destination and source of cargo, discounts and subsidies must be provided, as Chabahar is currently an expensive port for the transportation and transit of goods.
The CEO of the Chabahar Free Zone Organization stated: To increase the willingness of Afghans to use Chabahar, special discounts have been considered for Afghan traders. Afghan trucks are an example.
Referring to the incentive package provided to other commodity owners, he said: “Warehousing costs in the Chabahar Free Zone are free for domestic and foreign investors for one to three months.” It was necessary to attract the owners of the goods and he said: “According to the memorandum that the Chabar Free Zone Organization has with the shipping of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the regular shipping line between Chabar and India (Kandla port) comes to Chabar every four days.”
Kurdi noted that in order to strengthen the regular shipping lines on the Chabahar route, consultations have been held with companies, including Trang Darya, to launch regular container lines on the routes to China, Oman, the UAE and Qatar.