This ambitious goal was emphasized by Morteza Shahmirzaei,
Deputy Minister of Petroleum, and the CEO of the National Petrochemical
Company, during a ceremony marking the commencement of the "Basij
Bijar" petrochemical project.
Mr. Shahmirzaei, speaking at the event, highlighted the
extraordinary progress made in the Iranian petrochemical industry, attributing
it to the dedication of experts and professionals who are deeply committed to
the nation's advancement. He remarked on the industry's remarkable journey,
noting that during the early days of the Islamic Revolution, the nation's
petrochemical production capacity was merely around 1.5 million tonnes
annually. Today, the installed capacity in the petrochemical sector has reached
an impressive 92 million tonnes, reflecting Iran's strength and the nation's
Shahmirzaei added that meticulous planning and focused
efforts are underway, and the seventh development plan aims to reach nearly 130
million tonnes of petrochemical production capacity, a clear testament to
Iran's unwavering commitment to the sector's expansion and success.
Furthermore, he shared the vision for the eighth development
plan, which aspires to achieve 180 million tonnes of petrochemical production
capacity, setting even more ambitious goals for the future.
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum and CEO of the National
Petrochemical Company took pride in the progress made in the petrochemical
industry, considering it a reflection of the strength of the Islamic Republic.
Despite various sanctions and challenges, Iran has persevered and prevented any
hindrance to its growth, evident in the successful commencement of the
"Basij Bijar" petrochemical project.
Highlighting the significance of this venture, Shahmirzaei
stated that this project would set the stage for further developments in the
petrochemical industry within the Kurdistan region, further strengthening the
industry's value chain.
He also mentioned that Iran currently hosts 72 petrochemical
complexes, annually exporting $16 billion worth of petrochemical products, and
actively preparing and implementing over 110 petrochemical projects across the
During his visit to Kurdistan Province, the CEO of the
National Petrochemical Company participated in a Friday Prayer ceremony in the
city of Bijar, where he elucidated the achievements of this flourishing