Khatami Helped Boost Industrial Growth:Es’haq Jahangiri

18 September 2005 | 08:13 Code : 5322 Geoscience events
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Minister of Industries and Mines Es’haq Jahangiri said here on Monday that the Khatami administration’s successful implementation of the ...
Minister of Industries and Mines Es’haq Jahangiri said here on Monday that the Khatami administration’s successful implementation of the Third Plan (2000-2005) marked an exceptional era in Iran’s economic and industrial history, stressing that the country made great achievements during this period.
   According to Fars news agency, the minister, who was speaking at the ceremony to inaugurate the key concentrated iron ore project, said that the national economy has undergone structural reforms since President Mohammad Khatami took office in 1997.
   “One of the key factors that led to the Khatami administration’s success was that he (Khatami) was against undermining the previous governments’ performances,“ he said, adding that the moderate government always kept saying that it was planning to do greater things.
   “We were not telling the public that we are going to enter a new era,“ he maintained.
   The minister said the Khatami administration believed in greater public participation in economic affairs, which led to amendment of laws in many key economic and trade areas.
   Terming the government’s industrial performance as an astounding success, Jahangiri said the government managed to improve investments in the sector by 19 percent.
   One of the greatest achievements of the government was that ’it increased the share of industrial sector in the total investments from 10 to 20 percent’ in the past eight years, he added.
   Experts believe that Khatami’s charismatic personality and his policy of d?tente helped improve Iran’s image at the international level, which helped the building of greater international trust in the country thus leading to a rise in foreign investments in the past eight years.
   His successful economic reform policy also improved the ailing stock market and encouraged major international companies to seek ways of participating in capital market trading.

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