He stressed the importance of providing opportunities to
domestic experts while cautioning against compromising quality for speed.
According to the public relations department of the Lordegan
Petrochemical Company, Shahmirzaei underscored the necessity of sourcing
required catalysts for the petrochemical industry locally, breaking away from
decades of reliance on foreign supplies.
He emphasized the need for self-sufficiency and stated that
the National Petrochemical Company aims to ensure that no imported goods enter
the market within the next two to three years.
This path of indigenization and self-sufficiency, as
demonstrated by the Lordegan Petrochemical Company, should be expedited while
giving opportunities to local experts and exercising patience, as the rewards
of such patience are bound to be sweet.
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company also stressed
the importance of enhanced collaboration with industrial zones and domestic
workshops. By imparting knowledge to the youth and placing trust in their
capabilities, the petrochemical industry's value chain can be completed.
Moreover, the remaining imported products can be produced domestically in the
near future, eliminating the need for imports.
Deputy Minister of Petroleum reiterated that the Ministry’s and
the National Petrochemical Company's policy is to promote domestic production.
However, one crucial aspect of this journey is not to sacrifice quality for
speed. In other words, the goal is to manufacture components whose quality is
no less than that of similar foreign products.