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Type Journal Article - Cumhuriyet Science Journal
Title Examining the economic expansion of creating free-trade zones across coastal areas for the sustainable development of Mokran Coasts: A case study: Jaask zone
Author(s)
Volume 36
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 280-296
URL http://dergi.cumhuriyet.edu.tr/cumuscij/article/download/5000138707/5000134552
Abstract
The geographical location of a country can bring about numerous effects on is national power and
political behavior. Perceiving the geographical location of different regions of a country can produce direct effects
on its benefits. While having superb economic, security and geopolitical capacities as well as regional and
international access and contacts, the southern coastal areas of Iran enjoy great power-producing functions which
have been neglected so far. Furthermore, these areas are amongst the most underdeveloped in the country
economically, socially and environmentally despite having the abovementioned potentials. The future development
of the country is contingent upon planning efficient policies and use of potentials of this area by virtue of the
geographical and coastal location of Oman Sea. Hence, one of the appropriate means for attracting foreign
investment is creating free trade-industrial zones. According to the law pertaining to the first plan of economical,
social and cultural expansion, the government is allowed to develop industries and transfer technology through
creating free trade and industrial zones in order to expand the country's exports. The pivotal role of Iranian ports of
Oman Sea, especially Jaask Port, as the entrance gates for the development of North-South Corridor in developing
marine transportation and transit has been highlighted repeatedly by the authorities of Seafaring and Ports
Organization. However, sufficient measures have not been taken yet for significant investment in the area and port
of Jaask and the issue has remained unexamined. Nevertheless, the aim of this research is examining the economic
potentiality of creating free trade zone for the sustainable development of Jaask area and more broadly the coastal
areas of Mokran. Moreover, the present research is of a descriptive-analytic type which was carried out through
using library sources, documents, gathered data and also the GIS software for drawing maps. The data was
analyzed by qualitative-inferential method and the results of this research will be presented to authorities for
decision making and adopting policies.

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