The groundbreaking ceremony of the refinery, which is to be constructed in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf Star Oil Refinery, was held in the presence of IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami on Thursday.
The IRGC's Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters, an Iranian engineering firm and one of the main contractors involved in the refinery’s construction, will undertake construction of the project some 18 kilometres northwest of Bandar Abbas in cooperation with the private sector.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Salami said the construction of the Persian Gulf Star oil refinery, which made the country self-sufficient in the production of gasoline and other gas condensate, was also carried out by Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters.
"This oil refinery will be another valuable achievement in the path of self-sufficiency and independence of our Islamic homeland," he said.
He assured the nation that the IRGC would do all in its power to help the country move on the path of progress despite the US sanctions.