Shahmirzai praised the performance of the PRTC in the past
year, and said: "With the efforts of all colleagues, by the end of the
13th government, all the catalysts needed by the petrochemical industry will be
localized and the companies will be able to supply their required catalysts
without dependence on foreign countries."
Shahmirzai stressed that along with the localization of
catalysts with the focus on the PRTC, it is necessary to continue the
indigenization of processes and technical knowledge seriously.
He said that the participation and cooperation of petrochemical
companies should be facilitated to complete and develop the technologies needed
by the industry, adding: "The PRTC can meet many of the needs of the
companies with joint cooperation in various sectors such as technical
knowledge, catalysts and goods and equipment, given its existing
The NPC chief added: "The PRTC should also benefit from
a database of experiences and knowledge of veterans and activists of the
petrochemical industry in the path of developing activities and using creativity
and knowledge of colleagues who have been active in the value-creating
petrochemical industry for years."
Shahmirzai told the PRTC's managing director and board
members: "Identify innovative technologies and use specialized teams to
meet the needs of the petrochemical industry."
The deputy petroleum minister said: "The indigenization
of technical savvy should be prioritized and the PRTC should cooperate with
other scientific and research centers for localization."
He emphasized the need to achieve balanced development of
Iran's petrochemical industry, and said: "Completing the value chain as a
goal should be considered and by investing in holdings and petrochemical
companies, we should reduce raw material sales and move towards producing final