Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.8
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The Iranian private sector has signed an agreement with the country's Energy Ministry to implement water and wastewater projects in the country, worth over $300 million.
Based on the agreement, seven projects will be implemented in six provinces, Iran's Fars news agency reported on September 8.
The projects include: supplying water to Khash city in Sistan-Baluchestan province, supplying water to Garmsar city in Semnan province, establishing water desalination facilities in Bandar Torkman and Gomishan cities in Golestan province, establishing wastewater treatment plant in Zavareh city in Isfahan province, establishing water desalination facility in Kerman province, and establishing water and wastewater treatment plants in Tehran province, are the seven projects.
Iranian Industry, Mine, and Trade Minister Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh said on September 6 that the government is trying to facilitate the private sector's investment in national projects.
"The government is trying to help the private sector to construct more factories," he said.
He further asked the people to buy domestically-made products instead on imported goods, saying that it will help to create more job opportunities.
Iran's Vice President for Planning and Strategic Supervision Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on September 1 that the country's economic growth will reach one percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 - September 22).
The US dollar exchange rate in Iran is currently about 31,000 rials.