Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 22 / Trend, N. Umid
Some 500 hectares of lands in west and east zones of Iran's capital city Tehran are occupied by military and state organizations without any use and should be released, General director of Iranian Ministry of Roads & Urban Development's Tehran department, Fariborz Vahedi said, ISNA news agency reported.
Tehran's housing market would be balanced if the mentioned lands used for house constructions, he added.
Previously, Iranian newly elected Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Ali Tayyebnia announced that state companies should be transferred to real private sector.
It should be recalled that transferring leading state companies to the military organizations under privatization policy has been lately criticized.
During administration of ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005-2013), security and military organizations, particularly the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and the semi-state companies affiliated with them have gained a big share of the privatized assets.
A few days ago Iran's media quoted Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, General Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi as saying Iran's Armed Forces are ready to withdraw from economic activities.
Iranian experts and some officials have criticized the military forces for entering Iran's economic activities.
Iranian conservative MP Ahmad Tavakoli has argued that military forces are the competitors of Iran's private sector and prevent development of this sector, during his interview with Tejarate Farda weekly recently.