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Afghan businessmen can’t access Chabhar port: Saiedi

(Last Updated On: April 11, 2016)

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Afghan economy experts have stated that scores of Afghan Governmental officials aren’t optimistic over using of Chabahar port by the Afghan businessmen, saying this damages the economy of Afghanistan.

Officials in Chamber of Commerce have demanded the Government of Afghanistan to provide more facilities for businessmen to use the chabahar port for boosting economy.

Economy expert Sayed Qais Saiedi said,” Afghanistan should have great business ties with the neighboring and the regional countries, there are some governmental officials within the Ministries who are building barriers for Afghan traders not to be capable to use Chabahar port for boosting economy of Afghanistan.”

Meanwhile officials in chamber of commerce asked the Government to launch serious efforts on the aspect.

Chamber of Commerce Spokesman Saiyam Pesarlay said,” Government should focus more on the current problem, in order to resolve the Afghan businessmen problems.”

Further on the story the Ministry of Commerce and industry Spokesman Musafir Qoqandi said,” We have our delegation on the scene in Chabahar port to solve the current problem, giving more details the statement which saying that Governmental officials are avoiding Afghan businessmen to use Chabahar port is false.”

India and Iran had, in May 2014, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop the port once the international sanctions against Iran were lifted.

Chabahar is located in the Gulf of Oman on the border with Pakistan, and India hopes to use the port and the SEZ as a transit hub for access to markets in Iran and further into Afghanistan and Central Asian countries, skirting Pakistan.

 Its said despite of a lot of barriers is built by Pakistani officials for not transiting the Indian goods into Afghanistan through its soil, the following business rout is vital for Afghanistan- India boosting business.

Reported by Aslam Hejaab

 

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