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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty One - 05 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty One - 05 March 2023 - Page 8

President: Knowledge-based firms to help curb gas wastage

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi stated that the government is seeking to curb gas wastage in the country’s refineries and solve the issue of pollutants by enabling more than 500 knowledge-based companies.
Attending a press conference at the end of the two-day trip to the Bushehr Province on Friday evening, President Raeisi said that Iran’s wealth should not be allowed to be wasted in Asaluyeh, according to
He noted that following the trip, “both short-term and long-term projects that require more funds and credits were put on the agenda” to accelerate the development of the southern region of Iran.
“More than 40% of the short-term and medium-term plans of my first trip to Bushehr have already been completed.”
He also stated that the province’s roads and main roads were particularly under scrutiny during his trip, expressing satisfaction with the measures just taken by the government, especially for the Bushehr-Shiraz freeway.
Taking note that seeing the complete construction of the rail route between Bushehr and Shiraz was one of the wishes of the people, the president described the progress of the project as less than expected.
Raeisi continued by saying that employment is the government’s concern, and educated Iranians have the right to have a good job in the country.
He maintained that the unemployment rate in the country and the Bushehr Province has decreased significantly in recent months, and many closed and semi-closed factories have returned to the production cycle.
However, he emphasized that this does not mean that the employment problem is solved, promising that “educated local workers are the priority of employment creation programs”.
Referring to the proposed bill in the field of export and import, the president said that the incumbent government’s efforts in organizing trade in the region do not intend to create problems for sailors.
“After meeting with the representatives of the sailors, the vice-president for executive affairs was tasked with following up on the issues raised by them,” he noted.
Raeisi also stressed that companies that exploit the treasures of the province must also pay attention to the people of the province and hire from them.

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