During the closing ceremony of the second phase of the
"Advancements and Excellence in the Oil Industry" program held in
Isfahan, Morteza Shahmirzai, a key figure in the Iranian oil industry, credited
the nation's dedication to the petrochemical field.
He hailed the industry's advancements as a testament to the
integrity and commitment of Iranian youth and the rich culture and heritage of
Highlighting the challenges faced during the imposed war era
and the subsequent comprehensive sanctions, Shahmirzai praised the resilience
displayed by Iranian youth and experts, contributing to the nation's growth
across diverse sectors, including the monumental progress in the oil industry,
aerospace, nuclear energy, nanotechnology, and more. He acknowledged that such
accomplishments were made possible through faith, legitimate earnings, and
seeking guidance from the Prophet's family (peace be upon them).
Regarding the current socio-political climate, the CEO of
the National Petrochemical Company addressed the cultural impact of the West,
particularly its involvement in the Gaza crisis, urging Iranians to resist such
influences and defend their indigenous values. He urged society members,
including specialists, managers, educators, and parents, to elucidate national
progress across various sectors, emphasizing the need for rational discourse
and logical explanations to guide the youth.
Reflecting on the petrochemical industry's growth,
Shahmirzai recounted its transformation from an initial production capacity of
1.5 million tons annually during the early days of the revolution to an
impressive output exceeding 92 million tons annually today. He proudly stated
that approximately 70% of the industry's products are exported, attributing the
success to the capabilities and self-reliance of domestic experts across all
facets of the industry.
Concluding his remarks, the Deputy Minister of Petroleum encouraged
experts to explore and recognize advancements in various sectors, including
universities, educational centers, research institutes, and beyond, utilizing
these narratives to enlighten and educate others.
The second phase of the "Advancements and Excellence in
the Oil Industry" program, held in honor of the martyrs of the oil
industry in Isfahan, was hosted by Isfahan Petrochemical Holding.