Speaking to NIPNA, Mohammad Ali Vakili, a member of the parliament’s
presiding board, said Iran's petrochemical industry needed support to complete
the value chain aimed at producing end-user products.
"Sale of raw materials must be minimized by a national
determination and, undoubtedly, the growing development of the petrochemical
industry will be a major contribution to increasing non-oil exports, because
these products have a good market in the region and the world despite the sanctions,”
the MP said.
He further added that the supply of petrochemical products
along with foreign exchange earnings also generated jobs. “The petrochemical
industry is one of the industries that prevent the sale of crude resources and brings
the highest value added to the country.”
Vakili said today, the petrochemical industry is
self-sufficient in many respects, and that Iran now has a high potential in
producing petrochemical equipment by local manufacturers who need to be supported
in various ways.