During a meeting with Ismaeil Zarei Kousha, the Governor of Kurdistan,
and Alireza Zandian, the representative of Bijar in the Islamic Consultative
Assembly, Morteza Shahmirzaei stated that Kurdistan province possesses
significant potential for the development of the petrochemical industry, and NPC
is ready for collaboration and cooperation with investors in the region.
Shahmirzaei also emphasized that NPC, as a policy maker and having a
regulatory role, aims to promote balanced development in the petrochemical
industry across the nation. Considering the existing infrastructure, access to
feedstock, and proximity to the ethylene pipeline in Kurdistan, there should be
plans for the development of downstream and value-added industries as well as
employment generation. The private sector can benefit from government support
by investing in the province.
The NPC CEO pointed out that creating employment opportunities in
Kurdistan and neighboring provinces will lead to economic and industrial
development for the local population. Leveraging the capabilities and expertise
of capable Iranian companies and manufacturers will accelerate the
implementation of development projects.
Kurdistan's Vast Potential for Development
Governor Ismaeil Zarei Kousha also announced the operation of the
Tehran-Hamedan-Sanandaj railway line during the meeting, stating that this
railway line can facilitate the transportation of petrochemical products
manufactured in Kurdistan and other future complexes in the province.
Additionally, the Zanjan-Bijar railway line can streamline the transportation
of petrochemical products within the province.
He added that both domestic and foreign investors are keen on
investing in industries in Kurdistan, particularly the petrochemical sector.
Projects that demonstrate economic feasibility will be put into action.
Parliament's Support for Petrochemical Industry Development in
Alireza Zandian, the representative of the people of Bijar in the
Islamic Consultative Assembly, referred to the petrochemical industry as a
strategic one and stressed that the development of downstream petrochemical
industries and the activation of production units in Kurdistan can bring about
significant transformations in the province.