BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran spent $220 million for the import of coronavirus vaccines in the first four months of the current Iranian year (from March 21 through July 22, 2021), Director General of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), Akbar Komijani said, Trend reports citing CBI’s website.
He made the remark in a meeting with the heads of banks in Iran.
In addition, 6 million doses of vaccine have been imported over the past few days with the help of Iran's banking network, and efforts are underway to purchase a new batch of vaccines, Komijani said.
The director general added that the Central Bank of Iran provided $6.3 billion for the import of strategically important goods needed by Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, and Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran over the past four months.
According to Komijani, Iran provided 4.97 quadrillion rials (about $118 billion) worth of loans to various economic sectors during the first three months of the current Iranian year (from March 21 through June 21, 2021).
This is an increase of 71.3 percent, compared to the same period last Iranian year.