President urges auto industry to improve standard

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday stressed the necessity to improve Iran’s auto making industry to promote its regional and international status.
  Speaking in a cabinet session, the President called for development of Iran’s auto industry by improving the quality of its products and increasing Iran’s presence at international markets.

Appreciating efforts made by those working in the field of industries, mines and trade as well as those in the auto spare parts sector, President Rouhani said the two fields play an effective role in increasing the rate of national employment.

The President urged knowledge-based companies to play a more active role in Iran’s auto industry through closer cooperation of academic and research centers with the auto making sectors.

Meanwhile, Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh briefed the cabinet session on the situation of Iran’s auto industries noting that the sector contributes to 12 percent of the country’s employment in the field of industry.

He added that the auto industry has registered a growth of 64 percent in the current Iranian year (began on March 21, 2014) compared to its previous year.



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