In 2013, FAO has announced that the dates production rate in the world was about 7.5 million tons, in1.1 million hectares of palm grove with an average yield of 6428 kilograms per hectare. Iran is the second largest producer of dates and it is ranked third in the world for the area under cultivation of dates.


    The statistics of FAO trade in 2013, by FAO show that global trade of dates is 1.45 million tons. Iran produces about one million tons of dates, that’s why it is one of the largest producers of dates in the world and Sistan and Baluchestan is the third largest producer among the provinces of Iran. The 200000 tons of dates produced in Sistan and Baluchestan province are sold by inefficient traditional methods in the market. The project is suggested with the aim of providing a qualitative product with high efficiency and creating added value for export purposes.



    • Increasing competitiveness in exports by reducing production and processing costs
    • Specialization

    • spatial accumulation in one geographical area  

    • Skilled and expert work force 

    • The presence of intermediate commodity manufacturers 

    •Facilitating the technology and information flow

    • Facilitating the formation of public business services


    Infrastructure and industrial development


    Area of designated site
    About 24 hectares


    Area of designated site
    Economic & Investment Deputy


    Project description and justification / Objectives


    The purpose of proposed specialized dates processing industrial park in Chabahar Free Zone is to create a centralized complex with production, and infrastructure support facilities for these products for the purpose of export and domestic use. The initial locating studies have been carried out by the consultant and at present three manufacturing units have been accepted .they are in the process of selecting desired plants in the park.


    Specialized facilities

    Support facilities

    Common facilities

    Outdoor spaces, rental workshop spaces, cold storage, patterned palm grove, Tissue culture laboratory research specialized center

    Enclosure, access roads, Electricity, solid waste management and disposal system, refined water supply system, management of water cause by water flood, rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment, Landscape lighting

    Equipped laboratories, trade and exhibition centers, conference Hall ,packing units, accommodations for personnel , Research and Development Center




    Investment volume
    Approximate cost: over 8.5 million USD


    Investment method

    a. Direct foreign and/ or domestic investment b. Participation with the private sector in which the land will be based on long-term lease or participation with the Free Trade Zone Organization in which land and licenses will be the share of the Free Zone.


    How to start the project
    Investors should submit their proposal along with a detailed business plan to the Free Zone authorities and start the project upon confirmation


    Basic requirement

     Potential investors or developers are invited to implement the intended project in the Free Zone by establishing a company. These companies will enjoy the legal facilities and incentives prevailing in the Free Zones.



    Some incentives available

     a.    Tax exemptions for 20 years

    b.    Exemption from import duties of machinery and raw materials.

    c.    Importation of good produced in this park to the mainland is exempt from payment of all or part of customs duties to the " added value " thereof in the Zone.

    Enjoying from all other legal incentives available in the Free Zones.


    Further details

     -          The project can be converted to EPCF or Turnkey contracts.

    The above mentioned amount is only for preparatory operations .The investment required for the implementation of each designed plant or unit within the park is separate.




    E-mail: info@cfzo.ir


    Tehran office


     Tel:(+9821) 88879373-4


    Fax:(+9821) 88782520


    Chabahar office


    Tel:(+9854) 35312200-9


     Fax:(+9854) 35312229

    Website: www.cfzo.ir