Over 200,000 state employees to be evicted in Iran
Iran's Deputy President Ahmad Bozorgian, about 200,000 civil servants, living in Tehran, should be relocated from the capital. They will be resettled, İRİNN news channel reported.
He said that the salary of civil servants who will leave the capital will be increased by 25-50 percent.
According to the information, these employees are members of the armed forces, the official governmental employees, employees on a contract basis, employees of banks, public companies, insurance companies and other governmental agencies.
Previously, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke of the need for eviction of five million people from the city because of the danger of earthquake in Tehran.
He said that more than 13 million 700,000 people live in Tehran province and should be prepared for a possible earthquake.
"The probability of an earthquake in Tehran should be kept under severe control.
It is necessary to keep training to be prepared for this natural disaster. Readiness of all agencies, must be tested," Ahmadinejad said.
Those governmental employees who voluntarily will leave the capital will get land, funds for the construction of houses and other benefits. Their salaries will be increased.
For government employees who voluntarily leave the capital, in addition to increasing salaries, allocated land, provided funds for the construction of houses and other benefits apply.
Tehran is located in a seismic zone. Earlier there were proposals to transfer the capital. Strong earthquakes often take place in Iran. The strongest earthquake has recently occurred in the city of Bam in December 2003, located in the southeast province of Kirman. The earthquake killed 31,000 people. A tower built of clay was destroyed.
The most devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale occurred in Iran in 1990. It killed 37,000 people in the provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. More than 100,000 people were injured.