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Deir-e Gachin; Mother of Iranian Caravanserais

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai is one of the greatest caravanserais of Iran which is located in the centre of Kavir National Park in Qom province.

January, 17, 2019 - caravanserai is situated on the ancient route from Ray to Qom.

Its distinctive features is the reason it is called “Mother of Iranian Caravanserais”. It is located in the Central District of Qom, 80 kilometers north-east of Qom (60 kilometers into Garmsar Freeway) and 35 kilometers south-west of Varamin County.

This structure is called Deir-e Gachin because it had a dome that was made of plaster (Gach in Farsi). Today, however, there is no such dome in the structure

The structure of this caravanserai belongs to Sassanid era, and restorations took place in Seljuk, Safavid and Qajar eras. Its current form belongs to Safavid era.

The architecture of this structure includes different sections such as mosque, Qajari bath, private shabestan, fodder barn, harem, porch, roof, main entrance and Sassanid yard.

Source: https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2019/01/17/1923433/deir-e-gachin-mother-of-iranian-caravanserais

Deir e Gachin 8

Deir-e Gachin; Mother of Iranian Caravanserais

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai is one of the greatest caravanserais of Iran which is located in the centre of Kavir National Park in Qom province.

January, 17, 2019 - caravanserai is situated on the ancient route from Ray to Qom.

Its distinctive features is the reason it is called “Mother of Iranian Caravanserais”. It is located in the Central District of Qom, 80 kilometers north-east of Qom (60 kilometers into Garmsar Freeway) and 35 kilometers south-west of Varamin County.

This structure is called Deir-e Gachin because it had a dome that was made of plaster (Gach in Farsi). Today, however, there is no such dome in the structure

The structure of this caravanserai belongs to Sassanid era, and restorations took place in Seljuk, Safavid and Qajar eras. Its current form belongs to Safavid era.

The architecture of this structure includes different sections such as mosque, Qajari bath, private shabestan, fodder barn, harem, porch, roof, main entrance and Sassanid yard.

Source: https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2019/01/17/1923433/deir-e-gachin-mother-of-iranian-caravanserais

Iran Syria to launch joint economic

Iran, Syria to launch joint economic committee “in weeks”

21 January 2019 - The joint economic committee wil lay the groundwork for a future joint Chamber of Commerce between Iran and Syria.

Iran and Syria are about to establish a joint economic committee in the coming weeks that will pave the way for a joint Chamber of Commerce between the two countries.

“Tehran and Damascus will launch a joint economic committee when first Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri will travel to Syria in the coming weeks,” said Keyvan Kashefi, head of the Joint Economic Committee between Iran and Syria at Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).  “This joint economic committee will be the basis of a future joint Chamber of Commerce between Iran and Syria,” he added.

Earlier, Hossein Ragheb al-Hossein, Vice Chairman of Syrian Parliament’s National Reconciliation Commission, announced that Iran and Syria will soon create their joint Chamber of Commerce. The announcement comes after a recent visit by Heshmatollah Falahat Pishe, head of the parliamentary commission on national security, to Syria.

“The joint economic committee between our country and Syria will help boost our exports to this country; It’s picking up,” Kashefi told Iran Chamber Newsroom. 

Iranian exports to Syria stands at less than 175 million dollars, according to Hassan Danaifar, secretary of the committee to develop Iran’s economic relations with Iraq and Syria.

Kashefi, who’s recently come back from a visit to Syria, also said that the Iran Chamber of Commerce has finalized the purchase of an 11-storey building in Damascus Free Zone that will host the administrative staff in charge of coordinating bilateral trade.

He highlighted the difficulties in transiting Iranian exports to Syria which currently is carried out either by sea or road through Turkey. “It’s very expensive,” he warned. Kashefi had earlier said Iran is keen on transit its commodities through Iraq.

Iran has been trying to open the Iraq way but the fight against pockets of IS terrorists, who are still active on the border with Syria, continues. He says the route will be safe “soon”. “The Iraqis have promised to make the Bukamal area safe in the next coming months,” mentioned Kashefi, referring to the the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in the city of Abu Kamal where the war against the terrorist group keeps going on.

Also, Syrian Transport Minsiter Ali Hammoud said Damascus is keen on connecting the railways to Iraqi and Iranian railroad in a bid to bolster trilateral trade. 

Tehran has set eyes on helping the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to reconstruct the war-torn country. It's estimated that it will cost some 400 billion dollars to rebuild the Arab country that's coming back to life after eight years of a deadly war, that's killed thousands and left millions of others displaced.  

Earlier, Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister, Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, invited the Iranian firms to take up contracts as Asad's government has prioritised theses companies over other countries.  

Source: http://en.otaghiranonline.ir/news/11781

Iran Syria to launch joint economic

Iran, Syria to launch joint economic committee “in weeks”

21 January 2019 - The joint economic committee wil lay the groundwork for a future joint Chamber of Commerce between Iran and Syria.

Iran and Syria are about to establish a joint economic committee in the coming weeks that will pave the way for a joint Chamber of Commerce between the two countries.

“Tehran and Damascus will launch a joint economic committee when first Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri will travel to Syria in the coming weeks,” said Keyvan Kashefi, head of the Joint Economic Committee between Iran and Syria at Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).  “This joint economic committee will be the basis of a future joint Chamber of Commerce between Iran and Syria,” he added.

Earlier, Hossein Ragheb al-Hossein, Vice Chairman of Syrian Parliament’s National Reconciliation Commission, announced that Iran and Syria will soon create their joint Chamber of Commerce. The announcement comes after a recent visit by Heshmatollah Falahat Pishe, head of the parliamentary commission on national security, to Syria.

“The joint economic committee between our country and Syria will help boost our exports to this country; It’s picking up,” Kashefi told Iran Chamber Newsroom. 

Iranian exports to Syria stands at less than 175 million dollars, according to Hassan Danaifar, secretary of the committee to develop Iran’s economic relations with Iraq and Syria.

Kashefi, who’s recently come back from a visit to Syria, also said that the Iran Chamber of Commerce has finalized the purchase of an 11-storey building in Damascus Free Zone that will host the administrative staff in charge of coordinating bilateral trade.

He highlighted the difficulties in transiting Iranian exports to Syria which currently is carried out either by sea or road through Turkey. “It’s very expensive,” he warned. Kashefi had earlier said Iran is keen on transit its commodities through Iraq.

Iran has been trying to open the Iraq way but the fight against pockets of IS terrorists, who are still active on the border with Syria, continues. He says the route will be safe “soon”. “The Iraqis have promised to make the Bukamal area safe in the next coming months,” mentioned Kashefi, referring to the the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in the city of Abu Kamal where the war against the terrorist group keeps going on.

Also, Syrian Transport Minsiter Ali Hammoud said Damascus is keen on connecting the railways to Iraqi and Iranian railroad in a bid to bolster trilateral trade. 

Tehran has set eyes on helping the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to reconstruct the war-torn country. It's estimated that it will cost some 400 billion dollars to rebuild the Arab country that's coming back to life after eight years of a deadly war, that's killed thousands and left millions of others displaced.  

Earlier, Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister, Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, invited the Iranian firms to take up contracts as Asad's government has prioritised theses companies over other countries.  

Source: http://en.otaghiranonline.ir/news/11781

Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan begin negotiations

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan begin negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and oil products

21.01.2019- Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan began negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and petroleum products, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported.
The first stage of negotiations is underway to discuss a draft agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on trade and economic cooperation in the field of oil and oil products supply.
According to the project under discussion, the Kazakh side is obliged to export products to Kyrgyzstan without duty in accordance with the approved indicative balance and protocol.
The indicative balance will be approved at the second stage of negotiations, which will take place in the next 5-6 days in Kazakhstan.
Control over the implementtion of the project is assigned from Kyrgyzstan to the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, from Kazakhstan to the Ministry of Energy. Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Jyrgalbek Sagynbayev represents the Kyrgyz side in the working group.

Source: http://www.ecocci.org.tr/haber_goster.php?Guid=a235cc89-1d7c-11e9-8052-0023269dc0e2

Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan begin negotiations

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan begin negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and oil products

21.01.2019- Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan began negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and petroleum products, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported.
The first stage of negotiations is underway to discuss a draft agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on trade and economic cooperation in the field of oil and oil products supply.
According to the project under discussion, the Kazakh side is obliged to export products to Kyrgyzstan without duty in accordance with the approved indicative balance and protocol.
The indicative balance will be approved at the second stage of negotiations, which will take place in the next 5-6 days in Kazakhstan.
Control over the implementtion of the project is assigned from Kyrgyzstan to the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, from Kazakhstan to the Ministry of Energy. Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Jyrgalbek Sagynbayev represents the Kyrgyz side in the working group.

Source: http://www.ecocci.org.tr/haber_goster.php?Guid=a235cc89-1d7c-11e9-8052-0023269dc0e2

Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan begin negotiations

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan begin negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and oil products

21.01.2019- Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan began negotiations on duty-free deliveries of oil and petroleum products, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported.
The first stage of negotiations is underway to discuss a draft agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on trade and economic cooperation in the field of oil and oil products supply.
According to the project under discussion, the Kazakh side is obliged to export products to Kyrgyzstan without duty in accordance with the approved indicative balance and protocol.
The indicative balance will be approved at the second stage of negotiations, which will take place in the next 5-6 days in Kazakhstan.
Control over the implementtion of the project is assigned from Kyrgyzstan to the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, from Kazakhstan to the Ministry of Energy. Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Jyrgalbek Sagynbayev represents the Kyrgyz side in the working group.

Source: http://www.ecocci.org.tr/haber_goster.php?Guid=a235cc89-1d7c-11e9-8052-0023269dc0e2

Kazakhstan participates in the 84th International Green Week 2019 (IGW) in Berlin. IGW is the largest European..

KAZAKHSTAN EXHIBITS FOOD

KAZAKHSTAN EXHIBITS FOOD AT INTERNATIONAL GREEN WEEK IN BERLIN

21 January 2019 - Kazakhstan participates in the 84th International Green Week 2019 (IGW) in Berlin. IGW is the largest European exhibition of the food, agriculture and gardening industries.

For the first time in 10 years Kazakhstan is represented in the format of a single national stand with the participation of export-oriented Kazakhstani producers of processed products. Kazakhstani stand is represented by producers of the confectionery industry, pasta, cereal and flour production, fish products, canned goods, products based on mare's milk as well as manufactures of biodegradable packaging.

More than 1,660 exhibitors from 66 countries took part in the International Green Week 2018. With around 400,000 visitors, IGW is the perfect test market for products. The exhibition program includes numerous congresses, industry events, as well as it is a new platform for startups.

The visitors and European businessmen express their interest in the natural and organic products from Kazakhstan.

On January 20, 2019, the celebration the Kazakh-German Society Day was held at the Kazakhstani stand.

The stand was organized by the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Federal Republic of Germany and the  Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan, as part of the state program to promote the export of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The exhibition dates are 18-27 January 2019.

Source: http://atameken.kz/en/news/31363-kazahstanskie-predprinimateli-predstavili-svoyu-produkciyu-na-zelenoj-nedele-v-berline

Iran private sector urges

Iran private sector urges joint investment, more banking relations to boost Iraq trade

17 January 2019 - The entity that represents Iran private sector proposes joint investment projects in Iraq and opening branches of Iranian banks across the Arab country as well as border areas to facilitate trade between the two nations.

Iranian private sector says joint investment projects between Tehran and Baghdad will consolidate bilateral economic relations and enhance trade ties. 

“I believe businessmen from both countries need to look at joint investment besides trading commodities,” said Mohammad Reza Karbasi, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) deputy in international affairs, addressing a joint business forum between Iran and central and southern Iraqi provinces that was held in Karbala.

“This joint investment guarantees long-standing economic relations [between Iraq and Iran],” added Karbasi who is heading a large private sector businessmen in a five-day working trip to the Arab country accompanying Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

He proposed that private sector businessmen from both countries invest in projects such as producing pharmaceuticals, construction materials, packaged foodstuff, home appliances as well as exploiting raw materials.

Kalleh Dairy, one of Iran’s leading dairy producers has factories in the Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf. Kalleh exported 600 tonnes of dairy products per day to Iran’s neighbours, producing $205m revenue in the Iranian year 2014-15, according to The Guardian. “Kalleh’s production in Iraq is an example of such joint cooperation,” stressed the ICCIMA deputy in international affairs.

One of the current bottlenecks of Iranian exports is how to repatriate the money into the country as the renewd unilateral US sanctions have stifled nearly all dollar and euro-based financial channels. Tehran is hard at work to establish monetary mechanisms based on national currencies with its top clients such as Iraq, Russia, China and India among others.

Karbasi says one of the solutions to ease trade with Iraq is that Iranian banks open branches across the neighbouring country, especially in the areas with high economic activities, such as Karabala, Najaf and border areas.

The head of Iranian foreign diplomacy said that bilateral relations between Tehran and Baghdad can be doubled in case all the outstanding issues such as visa regimes or high tariffs on Iranian imports, are resolved. Iran-Iraq trade volume stands at some 8 billion dollars annually, according to Zarif who was also attending the joint Iran-Iraq business forum in Karbala. “Iran is ready to reduce the tariffs to zero,” emphasized the Iranian minister. He had reiterated Tehran’s readiness to abolish the import tariffs in previous meetings with Iraqi businessmen.

Iran is also exporting more than two billion dollars worth of oil and gas to Iraq that relies heavily on Iranian petrochemical products to keep its power plants running during the cold months.

“Iranian firms are ready to meet Iraq’s energy demands and increase its exports to the country should the two countries decide the US can’t put restraints on their bilateral relations,” said Zarif who was accompanied by Karbala Governor Aqil Al-Turaihi.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo was in Iraq just a day before Zarif set foot in the country. He held talks with Baghdad to persuade it to cut its imports of Iranian oil and gas. Iraq has been granted a sanctions waiver to buy oil and gas from Iran.

The Iranian foreign minister stressed Iran’s readiness and capabilities to help rebuild the war-torn nation, saying more than 80 construction firms have taken up contracts worth up to 8 billion dollars. “They are among the most capable firms in the region,” he added.

Source: http://en.otaghiranonline.ir/news/1775

 

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