Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled his new plan to create new job opportunities in the country over the coming fiscal year (starting March 20).
Under the plan, the government will support a scheme to replace aged residential units in the urban areas with new ones.
“This is an important plan aimed at creating job opportunities, improving the health condition of the nation and strengthening buildings against earthquake,” Rouhani told an administrative meeting on February 13.
According to the president, the owners of the residential units will hand over their houses to the government and will receive modern flats which are 20 percent larger than the old ones.
President Hassan Rouhani told all government bodies to cooperate in fulfilling the plan and urged them to handover their empty lands in order to construct new residential units and new factories.
The president believes that the scheme on the construction of new residential units is capable of creating up to 300,000 job opportunities in short-term.
The president further called for easing regulations to facilitate employment in the country and said the issue of employment is the most significant demand of the people and important steps must be taken in this regards over the next year.
According to the president, creating jobs in the fields of agriculture, IT and industry are on the government agenda, as well.
Rouhani said that the government has considered plans to create 100,000 jobs in the field of IT over the next year.
President Rouhani further touched upon plans to develop the agriculture sector and said the country is expected to equip about 390,000 hectares of agricultural lands with modern irrigation methods.
Management and Planning Organization of Iran through its latest report has forecasted an unemployment rate of 12.1 percent with an economic growth of five percent over the next fiscal year (starting March 20).