Iran’s Persian Gulf port of Kish will begin receiving bulk carriers by March 2007 through the implementation of the port’s comprehensive plan, the managing director of the Kish Port and Airport Development and Management Company has said.
Mehdi Chamanzad puts the maximum capacity of the ships that will be able to enter the port in the future at  50,000 tons.
The comprehensive plan will be launched sometime between autumn 2006 and spring 2007, he explains.
Dredging operations will be carried out in the future to increase the depth of the water beside the docks to 14m.
Some 1mn cubic metres of silt and mud will be removed during the dredging, which will be used to create a new artificial island near Kish.
A new island is being created to expand tourism and efforts are underway to find a suitable location.