Addressing the 14th Iran Petrochemical Forum (IPF), he stated that if Iran wants to
increase added value, it should focus on the development of knowledge-based
branches in the petrochemical industry.
Dehghani Firouzabadi mentioned that Iran already
has 8,000 companies with knowledge bases in all fields, making it easy for them
to localize the top 250 petrochemical technologies in the country.
Dehghani Firouzabadi stated that Iran is taking
significant steps to realize a knowledge-based economy and will invest 2
trillion tomans in the near future for the development of petrochemical
He also mentioned that the establishment of the
Petrochemical Science and Technology Economy Headquarters in his vice
presidency will help in this regard.
The VP emphasized that Iran must focus on
technology in petrochemicals for sustainable development, as oil and gas
resources are the biggest economic opportunity for the country.
The scientific vice president of the presidential
knowledge-based economy and technology said that the development of downstream
petrochemical industries is vital for sustainable economic growth.
He announced that a special program for the
development of this industry is underway, as everything in the economy boils
down to the development of the value chain of this industry.
Dehghani Firouzabadi also mentioned that
investing in ten big projects in the petrochemical industry will bring
significant effects and blessings to the people.
He emphasized that the managers of the
petrochemical industry are the most knowledge-based managers in the country,
and they should focus on converting production into added value.
The VP believes that the crude sales will be to
the detriment of the country if they do not have a plan to add value in the
upstream sector of the industry.