Aug 12, 2017, 11:08 AM
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Export up by 90% in Iran western border area

Sanandaj, Kurdestan Prov, Aug 12, IRNA – Iran's export from Siranband border crossing over a four-month period this year (May 21- March 21) has grown 90 percent, compared to the same period last year, a local official said on Saturday.

Some 11.5 million dollars worth of goods have been exported to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region over the first four-month period of this year (Persian Calendar) that shows a 90-percent growth compared to last year's figure which stood at 6.1 million dollars, Saeed Sanjabi Head of the Customs Office in the western Iranian city of Baneh told the Islamic Republic of News Agency (IRNA).

'Cement, glass, pumice, plastic products, and various fruits were among the main goods exported from the border crossing,' Sanjabi added.

Connecting the Customs system in Baneh to the country's Customs system network played a significant role in facilitating export to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the official said.

According to Sanjabi, exports from the border area are expected to reach four million dollars per month after clearing up some infrastructure obstacles.

Baneh, with a population of 158,000, lies in the Western Sanandaj the provincial capital of Kurdestan.