The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Road Maintenance and Transportation Department General Ayyoub Kord announced on Tuesday that in the last Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19, 2020) the south eastern province have exported 2.092 million tons of goods.
"The figure shows a growth of 19 percent from the preceding year, when exports of the province stood at 1.75 million tons.
The exports level was achieved when in the last month of 1398, Iran's border trade was hit by the outbreak of coronavirus.
According to Kord, "some 859,668 passengers commuted through the provinces borders, registering a growth of 32 percent in the year before."
He named expansion of exports and improvement of infrastructure in the province's borders as the two major targets of his department in the newly started Iranian year.