Iran to Build 1st Int’l New Town in Southern Coastal Areas: Deputy Roads Minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s deputy minister of roads and urban development on Tuesday announced the launch of the construction operation of “Khalij-e-Fars (Persian Gulf)” New Town”, the first new international town in coastal areas in the southern part of the country.

Alireza Jafari stated that new towns, with a mission of managing population in megacities to create a proper settlement observing the Iranian-Islamic living pattern, would use potential areas of the country to become a suitable urban environment.

Building 600,000 new residential units has been put atop of the agenda of the New Towns Development Company, the construction operation of which is underway, Jafari added, according to the website of Iran’s road ministry.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the deputy roads minister pointed to the identification of 27 points in coastal areas of the country for the construction of new towns and cities and added that these areas have been selected with the aim of promoting sea-based economy and should be built according to the new architectural design observing Iranian-Islamic life pattern.”

A new international town compatible with the global experiences will be set up for the first time in the country and the construction operation of Persian Gulf New Town is prioritized by the New Towns Development Company, Jafari added.

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