Tehran (IP)- Iran's Vice President says that transportation would help the country not be a single-product exporter and ease the impacts of the sanctions.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the fifth edition of the Transportation, Logistics and Related Industries Exhibition, Solat Mortazavi said that transportation as a source of supply could meet part of the country's foreign exchange needs.

Mortazavi further said: "Transportation transit is one of the components in the development of revenue generation and has added value in any country."

"In our country, the appropriate geographical location along with the air, sea, and rail transportation can be a leading infrastructure and employment-generating, which is valuable," he added.

The Executive Vice President recalled that recent practical steps were taken in the maritime and air transit industry to connect some railway lines to neighboring countries. 

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Mortazavi further noted: "After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, despite all the problems the transportation system was dealing with, we have taken good measures in various areas of the infrastructure, but it seems that our country's capacity is higher than this and we could not have taken effective steps in the rail transportation."

The Executive Vice President stressed the provision of the necessary incentives for the domestic and foreign investors and the support for technology ecosystems and knowledge-based companies in the field of transportation to achieve the 8% growth determined in the budget bill of the following year.  

The fifth edition of the Transportation, Logistics, and Related Industries Exhibition was wrapped up in Tehran on Dec.21, 2021, with Iran's Road and Urban Development Minister Rostam Ghasemi, the Executive Vice President Solat Mortazavi, and the Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad Hosseini. 

A total of 223 companies are participating in this exhibition, of which 90% are private, in addition to 40 startups and 22 knowledge-based companies. 


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