Iran unveils draft of 7th National Development Plan

Iran’s 7th National Development Plan’s (2023-27) draft was unveiled on Saturday in a ceremony attended by more than 500 government officials, experts, and scholars.
First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, and Head of Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) Davoud Manzour, as well as some cabinet members and lawmakers, along with representatives of the country’s private sector were among the attendees at the event, according to
Mokhber said holding the meeting to obtain the opinions of the country’s elites before approving it in the government and submitting to the Parliament is a sign of a serious development that has provided the opportunity to make changes based on experts’ views.
If the previous six development plans had been properly implemented, the country would have been in far better condition, he claimed.
For the preparation of the draft of the 7th National Development Plan, the identification of priorities and problems have been considered, Mokhber noted.
Also, speaking in the ceremony, Manzour said one of the main features of the seventh plan is that it is problem-oriented and aims to resolve the country’s economic imbalances, including budget imbalances, energy imbalances, and banking system problems, while increasing the authority of the Central Bank of Iran.
According to the official, the plan also attaches special importance to people’s health and livelihood.
He noted that the plan has 22 chapters and sections, the main aim of which is to resolve the country’s major economic problems.

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