Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated 43 new projects in the country’s northern province of Mazandaran on Tuesday.
Tens of projects in Mazandaran came into service and a number of others began to be implemented on the president’s order via a video conference.
Most of the projects have been unveiled in or around the port city of Amir Abad, creating jobs for 7,262 people.
The major projects include a paper manufacturing factory in Amir Abad, a warehouse for storing imported and exported goods at the port, a crop silo, a project to expand runways at the airport of the city of Ramsar, a number of projects to build new bridges and tunnels, a steel factory, a number of medical centers, hotels and sports complexes, as well as plans to supply gas to rural areas.
In late March, President Rouhani described creation of new jobs for the country’s young labor force as the main priority set by his administration.
It came after Ayatollah Khamenei named the new Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, as the “Year of Economy of Resistance: Production and Employment”.
Also in a speech in Iran’s northeastern holy city of Mashhad on the first day of spring, Imam Khamenei highlighted the need to stimulate domestic production and combat unemployment, and enumerated the factors that contribute to stronger national production.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)