Rouhani reiterates plan to implement 100-day economic action plan

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated that his administration is implementing a series of prompt measures to tackle the country’s immediate economic problems in less than 100 days.

“We pledge to the people that, in the first 100 days [of the new administration’s tenure] or even less, we will take the necessary and urgent actions with regard to the economy and inform the people of the result,” said Rouhani in a Saturday ceremony on the occasion of Government’s Week (August 24-30) at Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in Tehran.

The president noted that in the course of two sessions last week, the Iranian administration made all the required arrangements to provide the basic goods needed in the country until the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2014).

Rouhani described the country’s economy as being in the situation of stagflation and noted that the administration faces “complications” to overcome the current economic problems.

“Nevertheless,” he added, “the administration is determined to form a workgroup in the first session of the cabinet this week (on Sunday) tasked with preparing in 15 days a list of all the existing obstacles in the way of economic flourishing, job creation, the establishment of small and large enterprises, economic dynamism in the sectors of industry, agriculture and public service and attending to the involvement and activation of the private sector,” the Iranian chief executive pointed out.

The 100-day economic plan was among the campaign promises of President Rouhani.

The plan also incorporates reviving the Management and Planning Organization, six years after the controversial dissolution of the strategic planning body.

By Press TV


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