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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.

Thursday, 16 September 2021 08:10

Kermanshah; The gateway to trade with Iraq

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The head of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce mentioned the Kermanshah capacity as a trade hub of Iran and Iraq and continued: This is due to the geopolitical position of the province and border capacities that few provinces in the country have.

Keivan Kashefi mentioned the existence of five official borders in the province and said that a border like Khosravi has a long history in trade exchanges and passenger traffic, adding that the borders of Parvizkhan, Shoushami and Sheikh Saleh also provide a good access to the Kurdish part of Iraq.

Kashfi mentioned the advantages of the Somar border and its short distance from the Arab part of Iraq, adding: "This border alone can bring $ 1 billion in exports a year to the province if it does not have infrastructure problem."

Agriculture as the Kermanshah economic leap platform

He went on to say that the Kermanshah economic advantages are not merely limited to trade, adding that agriculture is also one of the important capacities of Kermanshah and the spring of the province's economic leap.

The board member of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce mentioned the breadth of Kermanshah's agricultural sector and its significant contribution to job creation in the province and continued: Kermanshah is a brand in some agricultural products, including chickpeas, and Kermanshah's livestock is famous in the Persian Gulf countries.


Emphasizing the necessity to pay attention to conversion industries for the prosperity of the province's agricultural sector, the head of the Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce said: In some products including chickpeas, A to Z of production to processing can be launched in Kermanshah.

The Kermanshah necessity to enter the first circle of tourism in the country

Stating that Kermanshah should be the first circle of tourism in the country, he added: "Kermanshah has more advantages in this area than many other provinces."

Pointing out that the tourism has currently found a way in the portfolio of all households with any amount of income and has changed into one of the main capacities of the country, the board member of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce reminded: Nowadays, it is time to focus on this sector in Kermanshah Province.

The head of the Kermanshah Chamber expressed concern about the re-restriction of livestock exports in a meeting of the government-private sector dialogue council of the Kermanshah province and said: There are issues in the form of a directive to limit the export of livestock to certain individuals, to consider a limited time for it and the quota of export animals should also be restricted.

Keivan Kashefi mentioned the livestock as a strategic product that Kermanshah Province has always had a significant share of the country's livestock exports and added: Kermanshah should not be deprived of this important capacity.

Then, he mentioned the Fund for Supporting the Agricultural Sector Development as an accelerator in the field of agriculture and called for solving the problems of the fund and an increase its capital.

The head of the Kermanshah Chamber believes that injecting liquidity into the fund could help boost the agricultural sector.

Injection of 200 billion rials of credit into the Fund for Supporting the Agriculture sector

Then, Kermanshah Province Governor, Houshang Bazvand, pointed out the importance of the province's Agricultural Development Fund and said: "This fund can help projects in agricultural sector."

He also agreed to inject 20 billion tomans contribution into the province's Agricultural Development Fund and expressed hope that this would also cause the development of county-wide agricultural funds.

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