SMEs export $3b of goods in since March 2018

March 5, 2019

TEHRAN- Iranian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exported $3 billion worth of commodities since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018), head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) announced in a press conference on Tuesday.

Mohsen Salehinia said the exports have been conducted by 2000 units, IRNA reported.

He said about 43,000 units are active in Iran’s industrial parks under his organizations’ management and 875,000 persons are working in them; so these units contribute to 45 percent of domestic employment.

He mentioned preparing the condition for the activity of SMEs as the main objective of ISIPO and said the major requirement of these enterprises is attraction of financial resources.

Last week the official said that about 1,300 industrial units have come back online to production cycle via injection of financial resource.

According to Salehinia, in the upcoming Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting March 21, 2019), the government plans to provide facilities under the framework of subsidies for projects with more than 60 percent of physical development, to supply working capital of firms, to renovate production units and etc.  

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