The president made these remarks during the
inauguration ceremony of 157 projects in the fields of industry and energy as
part of the government's second public visit to Hormozgan province.
According to the official presidential
information portal, President Raisi stated on Thursday, "Today, Iran is
recognized as an advanced country and a technological beacon in the Islamic
world." He commended the efforts of engineers, workers, and stakeholders
involved in the completion of these projects.
Among the inaugurated projects, the president
specifically mentioned the significant initiative of constructing a
5,000-megawatt nuclear power plant in Sirak, as announced by the head of the
Atomic Energy Organization. He underscored the importance of this nuclear power
plant as a crucial infrastructure for the country's economy and progress,
expressing hope that it would become operational promptly with the expertise of
engineers, workers, and industry professionals.
President Raisi emphasized that the primary focus
for everyone should be on efforts to promote production growth. He noted the
country's abundant capacities and stressed that all efforts should be directed
toward realizing these potentials. In addition to production growth, he
highlighted the importance of consumption management, stating that unchecked
consumption could lead to dependence on foreign purchases and imports, despite
Warning about the drawbacks of relying on raw
material exports, President Raisi stated, "Crude sales bring significant
losses to the country; instead, by completing downstream industries and the
value chain, we can generate higher added value from the raw materials produced
Expressing gratitude to all those involved in
implementing these projects, President Raisi remarked, "The
operationalization of these units is a significant step towards enhancing the
economic independence of the country." He concluded by celebrating the
nation's political independence and emphasized that economic independence is a
crucial aspect of national sovereignty. The president praised the demonstrated
capability to achieve economic independence through the successful inauguration
of the projects.