'Govt. should formally announce decision on 5th development plan'

TEHRAN, Sept. 12 (MNA) – Majlis has suspended a study of the Fifth Development Plan till the administration officially announces whether it still wants to withdraw the plan or not, MP Mohammad-Hossein Farhangi announced on Sunday.

In protest over amendments to the Fifth Development Plan (2010-2015) by a special Majlis committee, last week the administration requested that the plan be withdrawn.

Following the administration's request last Sunday Deputy Majlis Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard and some members of the parliament presiding board held a session with Ahmadinejad.

In the meeting the president called for a halt in withdrawing the plan and now the Majlis is waiting for an official response, Farhangi told the Mehr News Agency.

It was also agreed that the government provide a list of changes to the plan that it sees problematic so that they could be rectified, added Farhangi, a member of the parliament’s presiding board.

The five-year plans are part of "Vision 2025", a plan for the long-term sustainable growth.

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