QESHM, July 27 (MNA) -- The Persian Gulf Bridge project will most probably be financed and implemented by a consortium of Iranian and foreign companies, Qeshm Free Trade Zone Manager Mohammad Asghari said here on Sunday.

“If the budget required for this project is secured through the Forex Reserve Fund, a domestic contractor will be vested with the project, otherwise we will entrust a foreign company to finance the project,” he said. 


The estimated budget required for this project is 650 million euros, Mehr reported.


If a foreign contractor is assigned to this project, the selected company will be obliged to work in the framework of an Iranian-foreign consortium and transferring construction knowledge and technologies will be placed as one of the main articles in the contract, he added.  


Asghari noted that this bridge will be 2.46 kilometers long and 22 meters wide.


“In the construction budget of this bridge in addition to connecting Bandar Abbas to Qesm FTZ, connecting Shahid Rajaee Dock to Shahid Kaveh Dock via rail, and equipping this bridge have been considered,” he explained.   


This project, while providing a rapid and secure transit route for goods to and from the island, will lead to flourishing trade for this region and will allow Qeshm FTZ to compete with other ports and FTZs in the Persian Gulf.





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