"Due to its strategic geographical situation in the region, Chabahar is a paradise for exporters," Secretary of Iran's Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank said.
He pointed to presence of large steel and petrochemical plants in Chabahar, and said, "The plants contribute to creating thousands of jobs in Sistan-Balouchestan Province and its development."
Bank reiterated that an industrial logistic park with a capacity to handle 3,000 trucks a day facilitates the transportation of goods entering Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari Ports to four corners of the country, and will create more than 12,000 jobs.
He also noted that the project of crocodile breeding in the Free Trade Zone with a 50-billion-rial (980,000 euros) investment would promote employment as well as tourism and development of the region.
Chabahar Free Trade Zone is located in Southeastern Iran in an area of 14,000 hectares. Chabahar was established following a directive by the Iranian Parliament.