Minister inspects construction of marina in northern Iran
Tehran – The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, Ali-Asghar Mounesan, on Friday paid a visit to the construction of a marina in the province of Gilan.
The minister also pledged to attract investors and convince the government to help purchase pleasure craft and cruise ships for the port, located in the Chamkhaleh region of the verdant province, reported the ‘IRNA.
A budget of 500 billion rials (about $ 12 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) has been allocated for the construction project, said Hamidreza Abai, director general of ports and maritime authority of the province.
Abai said the cooperation of tourism investors will be essential both for the acceleration of the project and for a subsequent revival of maritime tourism.
During the visit, two research projects focusing on seaports were also unveiled, he said.
“One of the research plans is a comprehensive document on the ports and the maritime using documents based on photos and evidence on the ports of Gilan in the Caspian Sea, while the other concerns the historical document of the sunken ship. discovered at Talesh, “the official noted.
Over the past two years, the Islamic Republic has made various efforts to harness the potential of maritime tourism by developing hospitality infrastructure, diversifying sea routes, and attracting private sector investors along its vast southern and southern coasts. North.
Thriving maritime tourism could help the country meet its ambitious goal of attracting 20 million annual tourists by 2025.
Bounded by the Caspian Sea and the Republic of Azerbaijan to the north, Gilan, in the distant past, was within the sphere of influence of the successive Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian and Sassanid empires which ruled Iran until the 7th century AD. Our era.
Rasht, the capital of Gilan province, has long been a weekend getaway for Tehran people looking to sample famous local cuisine and hope for some rain action – it is the largest city and the wetter in the northern region. Gilan is divided into a coastal plain comprising the great Sefid Rud Delta and adjacent parts of the Alborz mountain range.
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