Iran has sait the it wants to be part of the Pak China Economic Coridor project to revice the ancient Silkroad.
The Silkroad has been linking the Indian sub continent and China with the west since the ancient times.
This large scale pact will link all the regional countries with road, rail and airport.
Iran’s vice minister of finance Masood Karbasian said in an interview with English TV channel Press TV that Iran wanst to be part of the project and can transport 10.2 million products thru this way.
Iran has been developing its southern ports since last several years so that it can link it Northern regions to the Middle Eastern counties.
Some southern ports have already been linked to the Irans northern border with Turkemanistan. According to iranian News agency China has already visited and inspected the port of Shahi Raji.
Some time ago iran had also suggested to build Southern Northern coridor which could link south east Asian countries to Middle East, it was thought that India was keenly interested in this project as India could get way to Middle East thru this route without touching Pakistan.
India was also taking interest in building the Iranian port of Chah Bahar. This port is close to Pakistani port of Gwadar however this project couldnt get started due to sanctions on Iran.
China usualy takes interest in such projects and is quite active in building the Pakistan’s strategic port of Gwadar. In the recent visit of Chinese premiere he had announced the project of Kashgar to Gwadar.
With presense of China in the project law and order situation in Balouchistan will improve . Pakistan will benifit from theis project for which China will spend billions of dollars. If Iran also gets involved in this project it will further expand.
However there are some problems in this project.
Immediatly after the announcement of Gwadar Kashgar project Indian and Pakistan has exchanged statements. On the other hand security situation in Afghanistan can effect the security on this route and if a war errups between the region of Gwadar and Chah Bahar it will create problems.