Iran to import 5,000 tons of live sheep, tires from India
Tehran, Iran, Jan.15
Iran is to import 5,000 small livestock next week from India, an official said.
"Iran is to import 5,000 small live animals next week that would arrive in Payam International Airport in Karaj and will be slaughtered and distributed in the next 24 hours," said the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Abbas Ghobadi, Trend reports citing ISNA.
"The government plan is to supply various types of meat, fish, oil and essential goods to people. The country's cooperatives would distribute 53 million tons of basic goods," he said.
"The project has cost more than €8.5 million and would be managed by Iran Chamber of Cooperative to prevent small dealers from getting involved," he added.
The official mentioned the $8 million budget for supplying basic goods to people, while the government seeks to save production and exports.
Further speaking, Ghobadi noted that Iran is importing tires from India, as the issue was agreed upon during Irania Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's visit to India.
Ghobadi also said that wheat would be removed from offers at the Iran Mercantile Exchange by the end of Iranian year (March 20,2019) since it is at the interest of the country's domestic production.