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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Two - 06 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Two - 06 March 2023 - Page 8

Largest dry port in region to open in Iran

Aprin, the largest dry port in the Middle East, opens today in the Eslamshahr in the Iranian province of Tehran in the presence of Roads and Urban Development Minister Mehrdad Bazrpash.
Aprin will also be the country’s first dry port and a modern rail logistics terminal, Tasnim News Agency wrote.
The first phase of the dry rail port with an area of almost 55 hectares is located in the intersection of the international East-West and North-South Transport Corridors, 20 kilometers away from the capital city of Tehran in the adjacency of Eslamshahr city.
The launch of the port is expected to create 5,000 job opportunities directly and indirectly and store more than 60% of the goods entering Iran.
As such, Aprin will play a significant role in increasing the attractiveness of rail exports and imports.
Reducing road transportation and fuel consumption, and also promoting production are some of the advantages of exploiting the Aprin Dry Port.
To develop the country’s rail transport and create logistics centers, the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways expedited the project of constructing Aprin in the recent month.
Nearly $20 billion were reportedly invested to complete the first phase of the project.

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