TEHRAN Mar 03 (Shana): The high rate of energy intensity in the country is not acceptable and should be reduced, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday.
Addressing the 27th International Kharazmi Festival, Rouhani emphasized on the necessity of boosting productivity in agricultural and industry sectors as well as the important role scientists and experts can play in this regard.
Energy intensity is a measure of the energy efficiency of a nation’s economy. It is calculated as units of energy per unit of GDP.
Last week, president Rouhani visited Hormuzgan province saying an oil terminal export is being constructed in Jask Port in southern Iran.
“This port will become a major industrial and economic center in Hormuzgan province in the near future,” Rouhani said on his provincial tour to southern Iran.
He said that efforts are under way for the establishment of steel and aluminum industries in southern Iran.
“By benefiting from a gas pipeline crossing this region, we will create new sources ranging from petrochemicals to steel and aluminum. This region is planned to become an industrial zone,” said Rouhani.
The president said the southern Hormuzgan province has great potentials for growth and development, adding that the province is good for industrial, agricultural, transportation and marine sector development.
Rouhani also said that energy carriers’ prices will rise at a slow pace in the next calendar year which starts on March 21.
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