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Iran eyes CPEC with growing interest after port visit

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  1. Janbaz Rao

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    Iran eyes CPEC with growing interest after port visit
    The Newspaper's Staff ReporterUpdated April 14, 2018
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    Karachi Port Trust Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar on Friday is briefing an Iranian delegation about facilities and avenues available at the Deepwater Container Port for private investment.

    KARACHI: Iran’s Minister for Roads and Urbanisation Abbas Akhoundi expressed keen interest in exploring avenues available under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

    The minister is leading a high level Iranian delegation which visited Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Friday.

    Akhoundi also showed interest in transshipment cargo handling. He said that Iran is keen to work with Pakistan for interconnection linkage between Karachi Port and Bandar Abbas as well as the development of tourism and facilitation of ‘zaireen’ (religious pilgrims).

    He further said there was ample space of 204,000 hectares available at Bandar Abbas for promoting transshipment cargo handling facility.

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    KPT Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar briefed the Iranian delegation about various projects.

    He said the port is currently working on the expansion programme under the 10-Year Karachi Port Improvement Plan.

    The Iranian delegation took keen interest in the deepwater container port project of KPT along with other future projects including the multipurpose bulk terminal, cargo village, LNG terminal and port elevated expressway.

    The KPT chairman said that special care has been taken for opening up investment opportunities in marine sector for private sector.

    The Iranian delegation was also given a tour of the South Asia Pakistan Terminals Ltd at the Deepwater Container Port.

    Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2018
     
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    We need a time table and action, not just visits. Iran needs to build the Iranian CPEC railway extension to Pakistan, so that we can link Bandar Abbas and Chahabar to Karachi,Turkey and China. Iranians need to stop pussy footying around and start talking projects.
     
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  3. Baloch Pakistani

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    You mean like iran-pakistan gas pipeline?
     
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  4. El Sidd

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    Come back when that Indian lease finishes.

    Chop chop
     
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  5. Pakistani Aircraft

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    The usual "keen interest" expressed by Iran on weekly basis.
     
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  6. somebozo

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    Yes, as another transit point for Irani herion smuggling rackets..!

    And we being slave mentality nation get excited over it.
    For once in a life time we should attempt to lead without needing approval from others!
     
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    Iranians are all talk no action.

    When it comes to action... Iranians are like used car sales men... Liars and cheats.

    Sorry... It is the truth.

    Iran doesn't have the capacity to invest in CPEC or any major project... Their own country is going through economic turmoil, political uncertainty, and social unrest.... They are full of hot air.
     
  8. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    If Iran ties it's trade with CPEC instead of CHABAHAR , connecting it's national interest with Chinese National interest is a no brainer

    :) What port is more safe Chabahar ? Or Chinese Port in Pakistan

    Iranian oil sale is a no brainer at least on my personal level Iranains should have made a private investment to setup a Iranaian-Pakistani Joint refinery to process Iranain oil
     
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    I don't know what is Iranian's geopolitical calculus but economically it's make sense for Iran to join CPEC, nothing can't be worst than to earn money with trade.
     
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    :undecided: lets not go there "ran-pakistan gas pipeline?".

    Iranians need to realise that Pakistan needs to weigh up the cost/benefits/relationships of any partnerships with Iran and our our partners against the consequence and so any projects must be well worth it.

    You mean can't: "nothing can be worst than to earn money with trade"
     
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  11. Kiss_of_the_Dragon

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    yup..some time I have trouble on writing :p:
     
  12. Baloch Pakistani

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    I was just replying to his "pussy footying" comment. I know why pakistan is not completing the project. The consequences will be high for us to go forward with this project right now but it will surely be completed in future.
     
  13. Adam WANG SHANGHAI MEGA

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    As a Chinese, hope China government to strongly support Pakistan’s brothers’ infrastructure construction, so that the Pakistani people can get the most benefit. At the same time, the Chinese government should implement supervision to ensure that there is no corruption in project. Corrupted Chinese officials and Pakistani officials are unworthy of being called brothers.