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According to the Kermanshah governor, the development of Kermanshah should be ceded to the private sector and the Chamber of Commerce, which is the flag-holder of this sector.

In the meeting of the Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council of Kermanshah Province, Houshang Bazvand mentioned the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce as a capable sector, which has been following the affairs of economic activists up in recent years by organizing regular meetings of the Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council.

Emphasizing the need to remove obstacles to the activities of the private sector, he stated: "Unfortunately, there are currently difficult obstacles to the activities of the private sector in Kermanshah, significant parts of which are mental and software obstacles and can be solved."
The head of the Kermanshah Chamber also criticized the lack of a special procedure among banks in terms of how to pay facilities to economic activists.

Stating that banking issues are among the most important factors affecting the inadequacy of the business environment, Keyvan Kashefi added: "There are several main issues in the meantime that we will witness an improvement in the business environment if we eliminate them”.

The head of the Kermanshah Chamber mentioned the four-year performance of the Kermanshah Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council and continued: "During this period, we had 49 meetings with 308 enactment, of which 42 were national. In addition, the average rank of the Provincial Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council of the Kermanshah Province has been 8.5 in the country in these four years.

Kermanshah Chamber was ranked fourth among 34 chambers of commerce in the country after publication of the alignment results of chambers of commerce throughout Iran.

Kermanshah took the fourth place in the country after Tehran, Kerman, and Mashhad provinces.

The Governor of Kermanshah presented a statue and a certification of appreciation for the efforts of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce and the engineer, Mr. Keyvan Kashefi, for the constant support of the people, especially during the earthquake.
Stating that the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce was always beside the people in events and problems, including the earthquake on 2017, Houshang Bazvand emphasized: The aids of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce was one of the first aids that reached the people of the earthquake-stricken regions.
He added: Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce has always been working in other crises such as floods, coronavirus disease, etc., that is a commendable sense of altruism.

The 71st meeting of the Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council of Kermanshah Province was held to investigate the private sector problems in the two sections of pharmacy problems with municipality and the province's construction industry problems.

The head of the Kermanshah Chamber said: Kermanshah Province ranked fifth in the country in terms of Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council meetings in the second half of last year.

Keivan Kashefi continued in the 68th session of the Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council: "Achieving this rank is due to the appropriate number of sessions as well as their expert aspect. In addition, we experienced the highest growth among the country’s provinces in terms of position promotion."

The necessity for mechanization of agricultural equipment

Kashefi then stressed the necessity for mechanization of agricultural equipment and called for more coordination among the departments in this area and the cooperation of banks.

He believes that the mechanization of agricultural equipment will pave the way for a leap in production in the agricultural sector.

Emphasizing the necessity to provide the conditions for a leap in production in the agricultural sector in the continuation of the meeting, the Kermanshah Province governor said: we must move from traditional agriculture and livelihood towards industrial and economic agriculture.

Houshang Bazvand mentioned agriculture as one of the great capacities of the province's expansion and continued: the province's agriculture should not be solely for the purpose of cultivating crops and livelihood, but we should move towards industrial and economic agriculture.

The "Kermanshah, the Land of Golden Opportunities" power infographic, which was published by the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture, has been updated based on the state-of-the-art information from Kermanshah Province.


This is the one of the latest editions of this power infographic that has been updated proportionate to change in circumstances and investment opportunities of Kermanshah. 


This infographic power was developed aiming at providing Kermanshah investment opportunities in a classified way with economic activists, domestic and foreign investors, etc. 


The potentials of Kermanshah in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry, industry, oil and gas, mining, construction and housing, health and treatment, trade and commerce, handicrafts and tourism, etc. are discussed in this power infographic.


In addition, complete information about the geographical, demographic, geopolitical, etc. circumstances of the province has been collected.


This power infographic is available in both Persian and English for interested parties and audiences, and applicants can access its details through communication channels such as the website, Telegram channel, Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce Instagram page, etc.

Referring to the power outages in the province's industries and stating that many of these enterprises are producers of basic goods for the people, the head of the Kermanshah Chamber said: "There is no support for the industries whose electricity is cut off."

In the 69th session of the Government-Private Sector Negotiation Council of the Kermanshah Province, Keivan Kashefi first mentioned the electricity shortage that the country is facing and added: "Unfortunately, for the first time and with the prioritization that has been made, we are witnessing power outages in industries and producer enterprises in the province."

Stating that the power outage has faced serious challenges and shutdowns in the production sector, he highlighted that many of these enterprises are producers of basic goods needed by the people and they cannot comply with their production obligations under these conditions.

He believes that special supports should be lent in the face of such pressure on industries.

Kashefi then added about the performance of governmental departments in realizing this year's naming under the title of "Production, Supports, and Barriers-removal": "We demand that governmental departments have more cooperation in presenting their performance about naming this year. In addition, governmental departments such as banks should present their performance in the field of making payments for facilities, working capital, etc., as well as other governmental departments such as Social Security (Organization) and Tax Offices should provide their measures in the field of incentives and exemptions to see what real support and barrier-removal have been lent and conducted for producer enterprises this year.

We must seriously support the business expansion

The Kermanshah Province governor said: "We must seriously support the expansion of business and producers of different sectors in the year of supporting the production and removing barriers."

Referring to the naming of this year as Production Support and Barrier-removal, Houshang Bazvand emphasized: "This year, we are all obliged to provide the necessary conditions to facilitate the business expansion and producers support and the farmer, who wants to produce, should benefit from various services and there should not be any obstacles for the farmer's work.

The head of the Iran-Syria Joint Chamber announced a 36% increase in exports to this country in the first four months of this year and said: "$ 66 million worth of goods were exported to Syria in the first four months of this year."

Pointing to the plan to export $ 200 million to this country this year, Keivan Kashefi highlighted: "If this goal-setting is achieved, we will witness an 80% growth in exports compared to the last year."

Establishment of the exhibition of Iran's capabilities in Syria

The head of the Iran-Syria Joint Chamber also mentioned the holding of an exhibition on the capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus in November this year, adding: The permission to hold this exhibition is issued by the Syrian Ministry of Economy and will be co-organized by the Iran International Exhibition Company and the Iran-Syria Joint Chamber.

Kashefi considered the importance of this exhibition important for increasing economic exchanges between the two countries and continued: In addition, some negotiations between officials of the two countries to speed up transportation, increase in flights, the possibility of financial exchanges among banks and currency exchange offices, etc. has been conducted to speed up trade relations between Iran and Syria.

In the end, Kashefi announced the development of an independent long-term plan for the presence of Iranian companies in Syria reconstruction and participation in various reconstruction and development projects in this country.

Since the beginning of this year and due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease, Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce has continued its training seminars online to provide the topics needed for economic activities with those interested. We have witnessed three webinars with titles on social security topics and regulations, startup businesses management and getting to know knowledge-based companies in Kermanshah Chamber in this regard in recent times.

More than 160 hours of training in specialized fields were presented to the interested parties in each of these webinars.

The participants in these webinars received the relevant certificates after participation in this course.

The aim of these plans is to raise the level of knowledge and awareness of economic activists.

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