Tag Archives | 6th five-year development plan (2016-2021)

Iran needs New Development Vision

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Since the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988, Iran’s development policies and investment plans have been formulated in so-called five-year plans (5YPs), with the first one starting in 1989. Five 5YPs have been […]

Do MPs want to send Working Women back Home?

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On Jan. 15, Iranian lawmakers approved a new law that would oblige state-run and public organizations to accept early retirement requests of female employees who have worked at least 20 years, without pushing any age […]

MP push for Desalination Project in Southern Iran

Iran’s lawmakers passed a legislation calling on the country’s administration to provide at least 30 percent of drinking water in southern provinces through desalination (removing salt from seawater). During an open session of the parliament held on Wednesday to discuss the 6th 5-Year Development Plan, the MPs voted for an article of the plan obliging […]

Why Iran is Moving to Halt Exports of Raw Minerals

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Mining could play a pivotal role in all economies, whether directly or indirectly, through providing materials for other industrial sectors. In Iran, the mining sector remains underdeveloped, despite the fact that the country is […]

Rouhani to Scrap Iran’s 5-yr Development Plans?

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Does Rouhani want to scrap Iran’s 5-year development plans? Two weeks after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered government bodies to prepare their annual budget plans for the fiscal year starting March 21, 2017, senior […]

Will new 5-Yr Plan solve Iran’s Economic Problems?

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In an interview on Iranian television earlier this week, newly re-elected Speaker Ali Larijani stated that “the economy would be a top priority for the new parliament” and that the finalization of the sixth Five-Year […]

Winning Investment of $200bn “Possible”: Official

A senior official with the Iranian ministry of petroleum says the goal of attracting $200 billion dollars in investments only in Iran’s petroleum sector is possible under the country’s 6th five-year development plan (2016-2021). Speaking with Shana, Saeid Ghavampour, director of strategic planning at the Iranian ministry of petroleum, said, “Now that sanctions are removed […]