TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 26
Iranian President announced a supply of free electricity for low-consumption households during the Government Week, Trend reports citing IRNA.
“The situation in other countries amid Coronavirus outbreak was such that they even had problems to prepare masks,” Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said during the cabinet meeting on August 26.
“Air piracy was one of many methods that some countries used to acquire masks, in comparison knowledge-based and manufacturing companies in our country solved these shortages very quickly,” he said.
Referring to the US sanctions he noted that the current administration hit the highest record on launching of new projects.
Stating that the treatment of Coronavirus patients in the country, unlike many countries, is done for free.
“The treatment of immigrants and non-Iranians were also done for free,” Rouhani added.
“There are also enough beds, medicine, and food for all those infected by the virus,” he added.
Rouhani went on to say that since the beginning of April until today, 21 major projects have been launched by the government.
“One of the biggest openings was done this week, with an investment of 4.7 billion euros,” he said referring to 3 major oil projects.
On August 24, three projects for the development and improvement of the gas dispatching center, the sixth and ninth national gas transmission lines, the first phase of Bushehr Petrochemical Company, the 500 megawatts combined cycle power plant in the west of Karun and its transmission lines and power substation were inaugurated.
The President referred to the 42-year-old aspiration of the country to provide free electricity, he said that low-consumption families will enjoy a 100 percent discount during the Government Week.
Additionally, he emphasized the increase in the production of agricultural products which reached 130 million tons despite pandemic and US sanctions.