EghtesadOnline: India’s sixth consignment of wheat to be sent to Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern port of Shahid Beheshti in Chabahar on Thursday.
A total of 3,600 containers weighing 95,000 tons have been unloaded in Chabahar up to now, Ministry of Roads and Urban Development’s news portal reported. From Chabahar, the shipments will be transported via road to Milak, a border city on the Afghan border.
New Delhi, Tehran and Kabul signed a trilateral deal in 2016 to develop the port of Shahid Beheshti and use it as a hub for the transit of goods from India to landlocked Afghanistan.
The first phase of Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port was inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani in December last year, according to Financial Tribune.
An agreement was signed, during Rouhani’s visit to India earlier this week, for Iran to lease a part of the area of Shahid Beheshti Port to India for 18 months. India Ports Global Limited will be taking over operations of port facilities.
Chabahar, Iran’s sole oceanic port in southeastern coasts of the country, serves as a transit route linking India, Iran, and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.