KFZO Head Expansion of Tourism Key to Implementation of Economy of Resistance

Kish Island, February 28, 2015- Managing Director of Kish Free Zone Organization Dr. Ali Asghar Mounesan says boosting tourism industry is key to the implementation of economy of resistance.

Economy of resistance is aimed at promoting knowledge-based economy and domestic production, especially in strategic products and services, slashing dependence on imports and oil revenues.

Last year, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei outlined general policies of the resistance economy and called on the three branches of the Iranian government to implement the general policies of the resistance economy.

According to the Public Relations and International Affairs of Kish Free Zone Organization Dr. Mounesan pointed to Iran's great capacities in tourism sector and said more investment should be made in this regard.

He also referred to the infrastructure projects underway on Kish Island and said expansion of tourism sector tops the agenda of Kish Free Zone Organization.

KFZO head said 29 infrastructure and urban projects are underway on Kish Island. Dr. Mounesan said 1.7 billion USD investment has been made in tourism sector which will bring about more tourism attractions on Kish Island in the coming years.

Dr. Mounesan also touched on other infrastructure projects aimed at promoting tourism industry on Kish including the development project at Kish International airport as well as planned establishment of an airport and port on Hendurabi Island.

He made the comments during the opening ceremony of the 8th edition of the international exhibition on tourism, hospitality and related industries.

According to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Kish Free Zone Organization, more than 90 Iranian companies as well as 11 foreign companies participated in the exhibition that kicked off on Kish Island on Tuesday February 24.

Companies from Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Croatia will put on display their latest achievements and services in the areas related to electronic tourism, hospitality and related industries, financial institutions and banks, airlines, travel equipment and commodities, tourist attractions, free zones, ecotourism, health tourism, as well hotel decoration.

The 8th edition of the international exhibition for tourism, hospitality and related industries will be underway at Kish Exhibition Center until February 27.

 PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO