Alireza Shahbazi, a representative of the people of Nahavand
in the Iranian parliament, had an interview with NIPNA in which he said given
the value added created by petrochemical plants, the sector could be relied on
for generation of value and revenue for the country.
"Incidentally, this issue has been considered in the
budget bill. One of the resources mentioned in the 1400 budget is the oil, gas
and petrochemical revenues, and we hope that finally, given the sanctions we are
facing in the field of energy, we can use the petrochemical industry to create value
added and have a good export market so that we can increase the country's hard
currency generation,” the MP said.
He added that good measures have been taken in the
development of petrochemical projects and the reports confirm this, “but in any
case, we believe that more aid should be provided for development of the industry."
Regarding the role of petrochemicals in the supply of raw
materials and the development of downstream industries, Shahbazi said:
"Measures have been taken in recent years, but we believe that more work
needs to be done because it can generate more jobs."