TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s minister of industries and mines, Es’haq Jahangiri, said here Tuesday that, so far, the government has renovated 60 textile units in densely populated areas.

“The revival of industrial units has been a big concern for the government in recent years,” the minister added. About $300m, most of which provided by the Forex Reserve Fund, is granted to revitalization of textile factories, he stated.

Experts have put sugar factories in second place on the list of renovation priorities, Jahangiri said, adding that the process includes reexamining the situation of workforce and R&D strategies as well as working relations. 

He further suggested that the government should hand over all industrial units to the private sector. “We should only act as policy makers.”

 

The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) along with Iran Mineral Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) have proposed plans for further systematization of major industries.

 

Meanwhile, the minister implied that, in comparison with Western countries, the number of pollutant industries in Iran is not so high, saying those few unsafe industries should nonetheless revise their management systems.

 

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