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To logistics a global and regional trade of multi-trillion dollars magnitude, Iran enjoys an exceptional geographical location. Taking advantage of such an opportunity can create new capacities for making a more dynamic economic environment in which expanded employment chances and capital formation would promote the process of sustainable development. The “eastern axis” has promising comparative advantages, particularly in view of the importance of Chabahar for the transit of goods and helping the trade potentials of Afghanistan and the significance of pipeline routs and the commercial relations of landlocked Central Asia. The eastern axis has a "transit" potential and Chabahar is its center of "gravity". The transit industry of the eastern axis could undoubtedly bring social and economic vitality to this impoverished region. The resulting economic prosperity would complement the economic situation of the southern and northern part of the province and the neighboring Khorasan provinces. More importantly, the created social dynamics would enhance the historical coexistence and tolerance in the region by intertwining the interests of different players. Achieving such objectives requires a renewed emphasis on the development of the port, building new transit routs and refurbishing the old ones and, at the same time, modernizing equipments and legal instruments. All of these would not happen until necessary investments are made for the development of the transit corridors, a venture that is “certainly economically viable." Actualizing these potentials would create attractive national and international investment climate. Given “geopolitical” and “geoeconomic” imperatives of the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran can consolidate its position as a vital nexus of the north-south and east-west corridors, thereby enhancing its strategic weight and national economic development.