Why invest in South Khorasan

South Khorasan province is one of the easternmost provinces of Iran and the third largest province in the country, with a prestigious 35,000-year-old civilization with rich Iranian and Islamic culture and great achievements that have great potential for development in various economic sectors, and is one of the gateways. Is the economic capital of Afghanistan.
12 main reasons for investing in South Khorasan province:
Having 2 official customs offices called “Birjand Customs” and “Birjand Customs” and “Mahirud Customs” and 4 active border markets called “Mahirud”, “Goludreh”, “Yazdan” and “Do Koohaneh” being located in the center of the province Gravity of the transit axis of East Iran.
Establishment of the province in the direction of Asian highways and the possibility of using international investment in the development of the region’s transportation network.
Being on the regional air transport route (international) and developing air transport capacities.


Existence of special economic zone in Birjand city with 730 hectares in the center of the province and another 100 hectares on the border of Iran and Afghanistan.
The golden opportunity of neighborliness with Afghanistan with 331 km of common border due to the vast consumer market of this country.
There are 14 prestigious and various governmental and non-governmental universities and 5 higher education centers.
Possibility of rich use of renewable solar, wind and …
Existence of 20 towns and industrial zones with 2171 hectares of land at its disposal
Ninth rank in the number of mines in the provinces of the country with over 356 mines and 39 types of minerals:
Unique geological structure and the potential of important minerals such as gold, tin, tungsten, copper, lead, zinc, iron, coal and rich deposits of decorative stones (such as granite, marble, travertine, marble, etc.)

The first rank of coal, magnesite and refractory soils of the country.

Existence of comparative advantages in some agricultural products:
First place in the production of barberry and jujube, second place in the production of saffron, third place in the production of medicinal plants, fifth place in the production of cotton, fifth place in the production of daffodils and sixth place in the production of pomegranate.
There are 800 types of medicinal plants in the province.

The possibility of using the plains and the edge of the desert in livestock breeding such as camels, ostriches, fluffy goats and …

Possibility of forming and launching agricultural joint stock companies according to the activities of 7 agricultural joint stock companies and gaining the first place in terms of quantity and quality in the country.

Having historical, cultural, handicrafts and natural capacities in the development of tourism industry:

Existence of more than 1189 identified historical monuments in the province and registration of more than 719 historical monuments in the list of national monuments.

There are more than 16 historical gardens registered in the list of national monuments.

Existence of 10 sample tourism areas and 13 target villages along with 5 organized water treatment complexes Existence of 14 natural-historical and cultural museums in the province.

Existence of 40 fields of handicrafts in the province and the history of the region in handicrafts, especially handmade carpets.