Austria Eyeing to Invest in Iran's Tourism Industry
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Austrian investors voiced their willingness to invest in Iran's infrastructural projects, specially the tourism industry.
"We are ready to invest in mountain tourism and ski resorts in Iran," a member of an Austrian delegation visiting Iran said.
The Austrian commercial counselor and an Austrian investment delegation made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization's Deputy for Investment and Planning Saeed Ohadi and managers of some of the Iranian sports complex and ski resorts in Tehran.
Ohadi said that the Australian delegation is in Tehran on its own initiative. "Its business plan is based on the financial credit line that Austria has defined for Iran."
In a relevant development last month, during a visit by senior CBI officials and Export Development Bank to Vienna, it was decided that Austria would provide Iran with a credit line for investment.
Iran and the Austrian delegation would be discussing two main issues: pursue foreign investment in Iran’s mountain tourism or utilize financing options for different projects.
Austrian Commercial Counsellor Christoph Grabmeier said that said that a joint committee between Iran and Austria should be formed whose function would be to define a financial model for investing in Iran’s mountain tourism.
In the current Iranian year (will end on March 20), visitors from 41 countries visited Iran to enjoy mountain sports, three times more than the previous Iranian year (ended March 20, 2017).