Jul 14, 2020 10:08 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 01, 2020 21:48 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP): Iran's Energy Minister stressed modernizing the utility industry in the year of 'Surge in Production'.

Iran PressIran News: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press on the importance of utility projects in the year of 'Surge in Production' and the role they play in people's welfare, Reza Ardakanian described utilities are important infrastructures that are needed in all industrial, mining, manufacturing, agricultural, and even medical and educational activities.

Ardakanian noted that last year, many projects worth 33,000 billion Tomans were inaugurated within six months, of which more than 60% was from non-governmental financial sources.

He said: "The sanction-imposers are trying to discourage the Iranian youth from the future of their country and its activities."

Iran's Energy Minister stated in addition to the sanctions, sanction-imposers have aimed at making people desperate and stop the construction activities.

"We hope that by decreasing consumption, people will contribute to the achievements," he said.


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