News ID: 314926
Published: 1236 GMT July 19, 2021

President Rouhani inaugurates agricultural projects

President Rouhani inaugurates agricultural projects

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday inaugurated agricultural projects worth 113.07 trillion rials (about $2.78 billion) through a videoconference.

The projects, including three water and soil management projects, 443 food industries and processing projects, 118 greenhouses, seven infrastructure projects, and several fishery and aquaculture projects, will provide job opportunities for over 24,100 people, IRNA reported.

The projects were put into operation in Hormuzgan, Kurdestan, Ardebil, Qazvin, Tehran, and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces.

Appreciating Iranian farmers' contribution to the country's food security, Rouhani said: "The government's record in the agricultural sector is acceptable, and I hope the next government can take further steps in this regard."

In the past 40 years, since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has gained remarkable achievements in various sectors and the agriculture industry has been one of the areas in which the country has developed outstandingly.

Iran is situated in a dry plateau with limited water resources, so most of the country’s development projects in the agriculture sector have been focused on decreasing and managing water consumption by introducing new irrigation methods.

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