Tehran (IP) - The Spokesman of Iran's Government reported about the 1,700 projects to be launched in the country on the occasion of Government Week.

Iran PressIran News: The Government's Week gets started in Iran on August 24 and is underway for a week. 

In his weekly press conference on Tuesday, August 16, Ali Bahadori Jahromi said that during the Government's Week, the administration would launch or invest in 1,700 projects worth over 1,600 million euros.  

Health Ministry performance successful against corona pandemic

The Spokesman of the Iranian Government says the dramatic decrease in the corona death toll indicated the excellent performance of the Health Ministry.

Ali Bahadori Jahromi told reporters on Tuesday that the decrease of the death toll of the corona patients from 700 people per day to sometimes zero death was indicative of the successful performance of the administration in contacting the pandemic.  

Bahador noted that the success was not limited to managing the death toll. During the last year, the number of PICU beds, children-specific ICU beds, was doubled, with 10,000 available beds added to the country's hospitals. 

The Spokesman of Iran's government also highlighted another achievement in the healthcare section of the country, which was preparing public health service insurance for about 6 million people. 

Khayyam satellite can meet knowledge-based companies' needs

Iran's Government Spokesman says that knowledge-based companies can use Khayyam's images and data in various fields to meet their needs.

In response to the Iran Press News Agency over the newly launched satellite, Ali Bahadori-Jahromi said: The construction of three more versions of Khayyam with the participation of Iranian scientists is on the government's plan.

Khayyam's data will be used to improve agricultural productivity, monitor water reserves, manage natural hazards, monitor mines and mineral discoveries, and protect the country's borders, Bahadori-Jahromi told Iran Press reporter on Tuesday in his weekly press conference.

Bahadori-Jahromi also stressed that access to satellite measurement data was critical for such applications as natural resource management and intelligent economy in agriculture.

So far, 14 satellites have been built by the Islamic Republic of Iran; the first utterly indigenous satellite in Iran was the Omid satellite. Iran ranks ninth in launching satellites into space.


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