• publish: 26 November 2017
  • time: 2:00 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 5225
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3rd shipment of Indian wheat for Afghanistan arrived in Chabahar port

The third ship carrying complimentary wheat from India to Afghanistan docks in southeastern Chabahar port in Iran on Saturday.

The third ship carrying complimentary wheat from India to Afghanistan docks in Chabahar, southeast Iran, on Saturday, said director general of Ports and Maritime Organization in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Behrouz Aqaee.

The 640 containers that hold 15,000 tons of wheat will be unloaded and transited to Milak in southwestern Afghanistan, said Aqaee, Irna reported.

Chabahar is the nearest and the most economical port that can connect landlocked Afghanistan to open seas, he said.

Aqaee also said that 110,000 tons of India-produced wheat will be donated to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port.

The wheat will be carried to Afghanistan by 5,000 trucks, which will create jobs in Sistan va Baluchestan Province of Iran and Milak in Afghanistan.

The first shipment of wheat from India through Iranian Chabahar port to Afghanistan was officially started on 29 October, 2017 with the three foreign ministers flagging off the shipment through a video conference.

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