TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Mehr News Agency) - Tehran's mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf said on Wednesday that most of the problems in Iran stem from inefficient management.
"Experience has shown that our country's main problem is the method of management. When oil price stood at $10 (barrel per day) there was inflation in the country, and now that it is $100 this problem still exists," Qalibaf regretted.
He added that Iran possesses the capital and knowledge required for easing Tehran's traffic jam, but mismanagement has hindered the process of resolving this issue.
"As long as officials at certain posts propose special methods and ideas, but as their positions change they no more acknowledge the same ideas and methods, the situation will certainly not improve, and this is nothing but betraying people" and paying no attention to wisdom and science, the mayor observed.
"We have repeatedly said that a solution to traffic congestion is improving public transportation but over the last 40 years our car industry has made no special development and the buses we manufacture belong to decade 40's (1960s)."
He went on to say that unfortunately in Iran officials are men of words not action, despite the fact that the duty of an executive manager is not talking but being pragmatic.
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