Bushehr, Jan 9, IRNA-Some 65,000 jobs have been created so far in gas and petrochemical installations and projects of South Pars region, Managing Director of Pars Energy Special Trade Zone Organization Seyyed Abdoljalil Razavi said here on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Second Congress on the Knowledge-Based Development in Bushehr province, he added that according to the long-term development plans in South Pars field, 200,000 jobs would be created and another one million people from local population would be employed in the region in the next 30 years.
South Pars zone not only provides new job opportunities and is considered as a workshop to train skilled forces, but it also helps boost the provincial economy, while turning into a good support for national efficacy in its international policies, he stated.
The managing director of Pars Energy Special Trade Zone Organization said that dlrs 27 billion have been invested in the region and according to the schedule, some dlrs 53 billion will be required to implement the 28 phases of the development project.
Razavi said that oil and gas industries should be utilized to set up infrastructures.
He added that Iran, benefitting from the potentials of South Pars, is capable of becoming one of the biggest of the several service centers in the Persian Gulf region.
The three-day Second Congress on the Knowledge-Based Development dealing with the related opportunities and concerns, kicked off in Bushehr and Asalouyeh provincial cities and is being attended by dozens of economic experts and intellectuals.
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