Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, a conglomerate belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), pledged that his forces will complete 40 mega-projects in the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.
Addressing a meeting on “Resistance Economy” at the Lorestan gubernatorial office in west Iran, General Ebadollah Abdollahi said the Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base has given a report to the first vice president about its plan to finish 40 mega-projects across Iran at a cost of 1.18 trillion rials in the current year.
Going into details, the commander said the plan includes large-scale projects in the oil and gas industry, water management, railway and road construction, port and mine development, oil and gas pipeline industry, and information technology (IT).
Ten major projects will be completed for the Oil Ministry with around $22 billion in investment, the general added, saying completion of the Persian Gulf Star oil refinery is a top priority that could fulfill half of the country’s need for gasoline.
IRGC officials have already offered help to the Iranian administration in non-military technologies in order to cut dependence on foreign countries.
Earlier this year, the IRGC Aerospace Force helped the Energy Ministry in cloud-seeding operations as part of programs to fight drought.
The IRGC Ground Force has also carried out extensive plans in recent years for development of border provinces and underprivileged areas, such as the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
IRGC forces have been also actively involved in rescue and relief operations in natural disasters across Iran. They were tasked with the reconstruction of rural areas in the western province of Kermanshah after a November 2017 earthquake, and also found the wreckage of an ATR plane that crashed in southwest Iran in February.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)