Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to inaugurate a project for construction of a gas pipeline between the two southeastern cities of Iranshahr and Chabahar in coming weeks.
The governor-general of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Mohammad-Ali Afshani, has said that President Rouhani is expected to visit the province late February, Shana news agency reported.
According to the official, Hassan Rouhani is slated to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the project during the provincial visit.
Iran’s seventh cross-country pipeline is projected to extend into Pakistan. In order to complete the project, Iran needs to lay less than 200 kilometers of the pipeline.
According to an earlier reached agreement, Pakistan was expected to import 22 million cubic meters of gas per day from Iran starting in 2015 but it has been postponed as Pakistan has failed to build the part of the pipeline that falls in its territory.