Tehran(IP) - Iranian government spokesman announced a 25% increase in domestic production licenses, self-sufficiency in the production of 500 products and a 6.2% growth in the production of petrochemical products since the beginning of the current Iranian year (starting from March 21).

Iran PressIran News: Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Ali Bahadori Jahromi said: "In the first year of the current administration, we had 6,000 megawatts of new electricity production capacity, which is the best record after Iran's Islamic Revolution." 

Jahromi condoled the martyrdom of a number of compatriots in the Shah Cheragh shrine terrorist incident and the death of some other compatriots in the recent riots, noting: "The enthusiastic gathering of people in the funeral of those who lost their lives in the terrorist incidents and martyrs of defending the security and opposing the chaos shows that the people rejected the all-out efforts of the enemies against this nation despite all their intelligence, security and espionage capabilities and will not allow the enemies to abuse the legitimate demands of the people".

Congratulating Students' Day, the government spokesman added: "We hope that these days will be an opportunity to recount US's crime against Iran, which is trying to create obstacles in the path of people's growth with cruel sanctions and spreading lies."

Bahadori Jahormi further announced the appointment of Mohsen Mansouri as the vice president for executive affairs and said: "This way, another young man was added to the administration. Mr. Mansouri has been the Governor-General of Tehran and has had a successful management experience; he was elected as the Executive Vice President by the decree of the President."

He expressed his hope that the Executive Vice President will move faster in the new term on the good path created by Mr. Solat Mortazavi.

Full car production reached 100%

The administration spokesman also announced the growth of production in various sectors and stated: "The gross national product in the first quarter of this year grew by 3.1% compared to the same period last year, which was 5.1% in the industry sector."

The official stated: "In the field of automobile manufacturing, we saw the growth of complete car production, and unlike the previous years when there were incomplete cars in the warehouses of car manufacturers, today the complete car production has reached 100%".

Bahadori Jahromi noted: "In the seven months of this year, we saw an increase in the production of vans by 454%, pickup trucks by 47%, paper industry by 6.8%, petrochemical products by 6.2%, and television by 21%."

He added: "In the field of agricultural products, the production of rice increased by 25%, barley by 30%, and wheat by 37%, and the guaranteed purchase of wheat increased by 60% compared to last year".

Bahadori Jahormi, presenting the statistics of production indicators, said: "In the first week of this year, we saw a 25% increase in the issuance of domestic production permits and self-sufficiency in the production of 500 products, and in the first five months of this year, there was a 9.9% increase in steel production and a 6.2% increase in petrochemical products.

He pointed out: "In the first year of the 13th administration, the power generation capacity increased by 6,000 megawatts, which is the best record since the victory of the Islamic Revolution."


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