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Qeshm Free Zone

1)
a) Headquarters
Pardis crossroad-Emamgholikhan Blvd,-Qeshm Island
Phone:00987635241710 00987635241700 00987635242273
Fax: 00987635242268 00987635241712
b) Tehran Office
No. 143- next to 29th St.-Khaled Eslambooli St.-Tehran
Phone:00982188770235
Fax: 00982188771068
Phone & fax: 00982188771060 00982188771062 00982188771063

2) Geographical Location
The largest Island in the Persian Gulf, Qeshm is situated at the mouth of the strait of Hormoz, 22 kms from Bandar Abbas and 220 kms from the UAE. The total area of this Free Zones is 300 sq. kms.
Major Characteristics
The rich natural gas reserve of the Island, refined in Gavarzin Refinery, provides all the gas used in the area. Above that, other oil and gas reserves have been explored around the Island. The Island's deep coast enables the construction of quays for high tonnage vessels.

3) Accessibility
Not only Iran and the Central Asian Republics markets are in the sphere of influence of Qeshm Free Zones, but also the countries at the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, particularly the UAE.
Communications Network
The Free Zones has a high quality road transportation network. An international airport will welcome passengers and cargo aircraft to the Island. Numerous ferries, barges and speed boats enable passengers to travel to and from nearby Bandar Abbas.
A plan for the Persian Gulf bridge connecting Qeshm to the north coast of the Persian Gulf has been prepared.
Public Utilities and Services
The Free Zones is connected to the nationwide electricity network. Moreover, power stations have been installed in the Zone. The water is provided by desalination facility and a few wells. Internationally connected telecommunication is also available in the Island.

4) Tourism Attraction, Natural Attraction
- Customs and Traditions
- Marriage
- Hanabandan
- Nowruz e sayyad
- Xarbas Caves
- Historical Laft Port
- Mangrove Forest Harra Protected Area
- Qeshm Mountains
- Shah Shahid Shrine
- Loor tree
- Tala wells
- Coral Islands
- Nesting of Hawksbill Turtles
- Pools
- Salt Cave
- Namakdan Cave

5) Infrastructures
- Jetties
- Airport
- Roads
- Telecommunications
- Electricity

6) Energy
Iran's proven gas reserves is one fifth of the world's total gas reserves and the Qeshm Island lies at the center of gas rich fields of the country. There are two vast gas fields near the Qeshm Island. One is `Gurzin' field which yields two million cubic meters of sweet gas annually for the power plant of Bandar Abbas and the other is the untapped field of `Salakh' whose reserves are believed to be more than the former field. The proximity of the Qeshm Island to huge oil fields makes it possible to establish oil refineries one of whose products cab be coal oil which is widely used in metallurgy. Such refineries can consume sulphur free crude oil that can be obtained from the oil fields adjacent to the Island. Therefore, the Qeshm Island has access to natural resources required for establishment of industries for production of export-oriented commodities such as oil and petrochemical products, construction materials and fisheries.

7) Trade and Transit
Qeshm Island by placing in the way of passing ships has special status in terms of bunkering project. Totally, we can list some of its benefits as follows:
(1) Low distance from international passing way of ships so ships deviation from route for fueling is so short around 3 Km,
(2) Having sufficient region for fueling operations with 30-50 meters depth which is the most safe and reliable depth for anchorage,
(3) Closing to BANDAR-ABBAS refinery as main supplier of its crude oil and high quality of this refinery products and SHAHID RAJAEI port availability,
(4) Using of Labor Law benefits because of Qeshm free zone laws.
(5) Existence of sufficient land for storage construction and ability to south island jetty exploiting for loading terminal construction of fueling fleets.
(6) Existence of native and cheap workman for all trading and servicing operations.
(7) Exploiting from Island infra-structure facilities like International Airport in order to offering services related to fleets crew exchanging; KAVEH port for equipments transferring, road network, Power distribution, and telecommunication associated with data services.


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