Jafar Ghaderi, a representative of the people of Shiraz and
a member of the Special Committee for the Leap of Production of the Islamic
Consultative Assembly, told NIPNA that the Iranian economy should move towards
reducing dependence on oil revenues: "Likewise, the petrochemical industry
has a high value added and plays a role that should be used properly.”
He added: "Undoubtedly, economic prosperity is a pillar
of development and in the meantime, petrochemical plants can change the
economic future of the country. We must be able to enhance non-oil exports,
especially petrochemical products, by reducing our dependence on oil."
Ghaderi added: "We must strengthen the country's
petrochemical industry with empathy and interaction. The support of the
government and parliament, along with the efforts and presence of the private
sector, can pave the way for the development of petrochemical companies and realization
of the expected leaps for this industry."
The member of the Program and Budget Committee of the Islamic
Consultative Assembly stated the petrochemical industry is always the engine of
sustainable development and employment, and it should also always be noted that
the balanced development of the petrochemical industry is one of the priorities
and policies of Iran’s oil industry.