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Iranian MP urges officials to take measures to prevent brain drain

MP from Tehran Elahe Koulaie said on Sunday that Iranian officials should find a remedy to brain drain, which has made Iran rank first in this regard worldwide, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Koulaie told a regional seminar on youth employment that Iranian population has doubled in the post-Islamic Revolution era which means that the population has become young and demand for job has increased.

She said that vicious cycle of unemployment, lack of access to financial resources, unwise demand, imbalance of supply and demand, and lack of investment in developing states have served to give a boost to unemployment and poverty.

She said no tangible progress has been made over the past quarter a century in Iran to tackle the unemployment problem and many projects for creation of jobs have proved futile in practice. She added that the World Trade Organization has taken important moves to facilitate exchange of goods and lift customs barriers but has not taken transfer of manpower into consideration.

The lawmaker said reforms in social patterns would lead to further unemployment.

... Payvand News - 8/31/03 ... --

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