Enterprises put into operation in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province announced
BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 28
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
About 42 production enterprises were put into operation at industrial parks of Sistan and Baluchestan province, in southeastern Iran, during past Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020), said Alireza Rashki, managing director of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) on Sistan and Baluchestan province, Trend reports citing official website of ISIPO.
According to Rashki, more than 321 billion rials (about $7.64 million) were invested in these enterprises and 280 people were employed.
Rashki added that in total, 1,289 production enterprises operate in the industrial parks of Sistan and Baluchestan province and 5.44 trillion rials (about $129 million) have been invested in these enterprises.
The official said that more than 13,000 people were employed at these enterprises.
Rashki said that in the current Iranian year (starting from March 20, 2020) research will be conducted at Sistan and Baluchestan University on the sale of products produced in industrial parks in the Pakistani market.
"Currently, given the spread of the coronavirus in Iran, a number of enterprises in the industrial parks produce medical supplies and other means," he said.
Iran is one of the countries heavily affected by the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. According to recent reports from the Iranian officials, over 35,400 people have been infected, 2,517 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 11,600 people have been infected with the new coronavirus (COVID 19) in Iran over the past day.
The country continues to apply strict measures to contain the further spread. Reportedly, the disease was brought to Iran by a businessman from Iran's Qom city, who went on a business trip to China, despite official warnings.
The Islamic Republic announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.