Speaking to the people in the western province of
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Friday, Owji said over 62 corporate social responsibility
plans are scheduled to be implemented in the province.
He said the province’s oil production capacity
stands at 620,000 b/d while it sits atop 13% of the country’s oil reserves.
Emphasizing the need to support the people living
in the areas where the oil industry operates, the Minister of Petroleum stated:
“More than 62 social responsibility projects are being implemented in
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad.”
"I believe that industrial towns have a good
capacity, and if the oil industry is to develop, the power of these towns must
be used," Owji said.
He further said, “Given the efforts of the Persian
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) and the allocated credit, I
promise you that this project will be operational by September 2022."
Owji, stating that the operation of this project
will create employment and favorable income for the province, also referred to
the development of the petrochemical chain, and said: “Part of the ethylene
produced by Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex will be used to feed the
petrochemical unit located next to this complex.”
He announced the annual production capacity of
this petrochemical complex as one million to one million and 200 thousand tons
of ethylene, noting: “The proposal to build a petrochemical unit next to this
complex has been given to help eliminate poverty in the county.”