Construction of the port facilities at Chah Bahar was started prior to the Iranian Revolution in 1979. However, the facilities had still not been completed due to the Iran-Iraq War and other regional conflict even by 1987. The facilities were renamed Bandar-e Beheshti after the Iranian Revolution.
Bandar Beheshti, located on the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea, has since become an important port facility, designated by the Iranian authorities as a Free Trade Zone, in addition to being another important naval facility.
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