Speaking at the sidelines of the "Narration of
Progress" exhibition, showcasing the achievements and services of the 13th
government, held in Qom city, Morteza Shahmirzai reiterated a key agenda of the
government: the completion and manufacturing of necessary supplies through
reliance on domestic industries.
He stressed the potential for local manufacturers to cater
to the needs of active petrochemical entities seeking goods and equipment.
"With strategic planning propelling Iran's
petrochemical industry towards growth, we anticipate achieving self-sufficiency
in supplying essential goods and equipment within the next 5 to 6 years,"
Highlighting the pivotal role of Iranian equipment
producers, Shahmirzai emphasized their significant contribution to meeting the
demands of the value-driven petrochemical industry. He specifically pointed out
advancements in domestically producing catalysts crucial for the oil industry.
The collaboration between the Petrochemical Research and
Technology Company, knowledge-based firms, and research centers aims to ensure
the local production of necessary catalysts by the end of the government's
Shahmirzai asserted that the 13th government's petrochemical
agenda aligns with the supreme leader's strategies and the president's emphasis
on limiting raw product exports, focusing instead on generating high-value final
Underscoring the need for a balanced evolution in Iran's
petrochemical sector, Shahmirzai emphasized completing the value chain.
Investments by holdings and petrochemical firms aim to curtail raw product
exports, transitioning towards the production of finished goods.
The "Narration of Progress" exhibition, running
from Wednesday, 24th of Aban to Sunday, 28th of Aban at the Holy Defense Garden
Museum in Qom province, witnesses active involvement from the Ministry of
Petroleum in showcasing the government's achievements.
Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji and Hojatoleslam Mohammad
Haj Abolghasem Doulabi, head of the government and clerical communications
center, visited the exhibition on the previous evening.
The exhibition serves as a platform to spotlight the strides
made by the 13th government, particularly in steering Iran towards
self-sufficiency in supplying the petrochemical industry.