Speaking to managers of the
Supreme Council of Iran's Free Trade, Industrial & Special Economic Zones, Presidential
Chief Advisor and Secretary Akbar Torkan said in Nourdouz, an area separate
from AFZ, an industrial site of 200 hectares is scheduled to expand to 500
hectares, according to Aras Free Zone (AFZ) Public Relations.
Aras Free Zone has enjoys great potentials to gain developments in industry, the official said adding that increasing the industrial site in Iran-Armenia border can advance industrial progress in that area.
To a question about northern parts of Ardabil province, Torkan said four areas have been suggested to Supreme Council of Free Zones of which one is to be chosen to promote relations with Azerbaijan Republic.
He said Aras Free Zone is strongly connected with Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia.
Also stressing that there are few countries in the world to have 15 neighbors, Torkan said Iran's neighbors are good potentials to increase economic relations and realization of resistance economy, adding that free zones are links between Iran and neighbors for more cooperation.