Iran opened hundreds of new educational projects with an investment of $113 million, as the country keeps expanding its academic and training facilities to respond to a growing demand for educational services from its young population.
The Iranian Roads and Urban Development Ministry started talks with Chinese contractors as it seeks to attract large finances needed to complete a major road project connecting the capital Tehran to areas on the Caspian Sea in the north.
Iranian enterprises will invest $6.1 billion in the country’s industrial, mining and trade development projects, said Director General of Planning and Financing Department of the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade Alireza Hadi.
Iran picked up a location just outside the Persian Gulf for its plans to build a megaport in southern waters as the country aims to significantly increase seaborne trade to help diversify the economy and boost jobs in its mining and manufacturing sectors.
A sum of 450 schools, mosques and cultural centers constructed by the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO) were inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi-Golpayegani, the chief of staff of the Leader, Mohammad Mokhber, the head of the EIKO and Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei, the minister of education in Tehran on Saturday.