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7/28/07

Iran needs foreign investments, markets

TEHRAN, July 28 (Mehr News Agency) - The head of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mines (ICCIM) said here on Saturday that Iran is in a dire need of foreign investments and markets.

Talking to MNA, Mohammad Nahavandian added that economic security and stability of the domestic investors are the main factors considered by the foreigners.

He said that the ways of establishing economic security in the country should be reviewed in a bid to attract more foreign investments.

Scientific development behind Outlook Plan: MP

TEHRAN, July 28 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's scientific development is behind the 20-Year Outlook Plan, said MP Ali Abbaspour-Tehrani on Friday.

"Comparing to pre-revolutionary days, today, our (scientific) presence in the international arena is satisfactory and we dare to say that we have made a significant scientific progress," stated Abbaspour who also chairs the Parliament's Education and Research Committee.

He criticized the current education system and the way university entrance exams are held, saying, the continuity between high school education and university courses is practically lost and a solution should be devised out of this situation.

Pointing to the Supreme Leader's words regarding the role of scientific elites in the country, he emphasized the importance of cultural work and the implementation of a comprehensive scientific plan.

Iran's asset market needs a revise

TEHRAN, July 28 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's asset market and financial and monetary affairs should be revised, said the labor and social affairs minister here on Saturday.

Talking to MNA, Mohammad Jahromi also referred to the creation of a barter market, adding implementation of the Article 44 of the Constitution will reinforce the asset market in the country.

He said that some $200 billion worth of investment should be made in the country per annum to have a proper cash flow and monetary system.

By reinforcing the private sector and producting institutes, the country's banking system will be thrived, Jahromi added.

Turkey, UAE, Czech ready to sell plane to Iran

TEHRAN, July 28 (Mehr News Agency) - Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Republic of Czech voiced their preparedness to sell and rent passenger jets to Iran, said the road and transportation minister here on Saturday.

Talking to MNA, Mohammad Rahmati added that the Iran Air (HOMA) has no limitation for purchasing the passenger aircraft, saying the private airlines will be supported by the government.

Despite sanctions, Iran witnessed a 15 percent rise in air fleet's capacity in the past Iranian year (ended March 20, 2007) when compared to the figure in its previous year, he said.

Only three percent of Iranians use the airplanes and it is not fair to offer subsidies to the sector, adding the government will make a decision on the airfare.

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