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Thursday, 16 September 2021 08:10

Kermanshah; The gateway to trade with Iraq

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The head of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce mentioned the Kermanshah capacity as a trade hub of Iran and Iraq and continued: This is due to the geopolitical position of the province and border capacities that few provinces in the country have.

Keivan Kashefi mentioned the existence of five official borders in the province and said that a border like Khosravi has a long history in trade exchanges and passenger traffic, adding that the borders of Parvizkhan, Shoushami and Sheikh Saleh also provide a good access to the Kurdish part of Iraq.

Kashfi mentioned the advantages of the Somar border and its short distance from the Arab part of Iraq, adding: "This border alone can bring $ 1 billion in exports a year to the province if it does not have infrastructure problem."

Agriculture as the Kermanshah economic leap platform

He went on to say that the Kermanshah economic advantages are not merely limited to trade, adding that agriculture is also one of the important capacities of Kermanshah and the spring of the province's economic leap.

The board member of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce mentioned the breadth of Kermanshah's agricultural sector and its significant contribution to job creation in the province and continued: Kermanshah is a brand in some agricultural products, including chickpeas, and Kermanshah's livestock is famous in the Persian Gulf countries.


Emphasizing the necessity to pay attention to conversion industries for the prosperity of the province's agricultural sector, the head of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce said: In some products including chickpeas, A to Z of production to processing can be launched in Kermanshah.

The Kermanshah necessity to enter the first circle of tourism in the country

Stating that Kermanshah should be the first circle of tourism in the country, he added: "Kermanshah has more advantages in this area than many other provinces."

Pointing out that the tourism has currently found a way in the portfolio of all households with any amount of income and has changed into one of the main capacities of the country, the board member of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce reminded: Nowadays, it is time to focus on this sector in Kermanshah Province.

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