Iran’s proposed minister says to create 100,000 jobs per year in ICT

Business Materials 13 August 2017 18:24 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, August 13

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

Iran’s proposed minister of ICT has said things are prepared to create 100,000 jobs per year in his would-be field of responsibility.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi who was speaking to the Tehran Chamber of Commerce said currently the ICT field’s share of jobs in Iran is equal to 1.87 percent of the jobs in this field existing in developed countries, the chamber’s website reported August 13.

He said the creation of 100,000 jobs in the ICT sector has been envisioned in the five-year 6th Development Plan, which outlines Iran’s major developmental policies for 2017-2022.

Jahromi, 36, is the youngest minister proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for his second administration (2017-2021).

Jahromi was preceded by Mahmoud Vaezi, a middle-aged engineer, politician, and former diplomat, who also served in Rouhani’s first administration (2013-2017) as head of joint economic committees with a number of countries such as Azerbaijan and Turkey.