Govt. abandons decision to withdraw Fifth Development Plan

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (MNA) – Administration no longer wants to withdraw the Fifth Development Plan (2010-2015), announced Hossein Sobhaninia, a member of the parliament presiding board.

“Following the efforts made by some MPs to prevent the withdrawal of the plan, the administration changed its decision and sent a handwritten letter to the Majlis and announced that it no longer wants to withdraw the plan,” Sobhaninia told the Mehr News Agency on Monday.

The Majlis special committee will resume the examination of the plan, he added.

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to the Fifth Development Plan by a special Majlis committee, last week the administration requested that the plan be withdrawn.

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

In the meeting the president promised to change his decision.

It was also agreed that the government provides a list of changes to the plan that it sees problematic so that they could be rectified.

The five-year plans are part of Outlook Plan (2005-25), a plan for the long-term sustainable growth.







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