Nearly $430m of loans paid to production units in 5 months

September 29, 2021 - 15:28

TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade’s data show that 18.032 trillion rials (over $429.3 million) have been paid to production units as part of a program for supporting domestic production during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22).

The mentioned payments were made to 195 production units, IRNA reported.

Based on the Industry Ministry data, over 405 production units based in 31 different provinces had registered for bank facilities in the mentioned five months of which 195 have been paid so far.

As reported, under the framework of this program dubbed “facilities for production and employment”, bank facilities are offered to newly established production units or semi-finished industrial projects with over 60 percent of physical progress.

Based on the mentioned program, 201.299 trillion rials of facilities (about $4.79 billion) have been planned to be paid to production units to support domestic production and maintain or create job opportunities.

Part of the said figure is provided by the National Development Fund (NDF) and part of it is supplied by the banking system.

Over 7,830 production units have registered for bank facilities since the program started in late Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended in March 2019). The program kicked off in February 2019 by the Industry Ministry in collaboration with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

Following a major plan for developing the country’s production under the frameworks of the resilient economy, the government has defined several projects with the aim of creating 1,032,962 job opportunities.

In this regard, CBI has put supporting production on the agenda as a major plan over the past two years.

Latest CBI data show that the country’s banking system paid 9.007 quadrillion rials (over $214.47 billion) of facilities to various economic sectors in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year, registering a 51.3-percent rise from the same period in the previous year.

Banks had paid 5.952 quadrillion rials (about $141.7 billion) of facilities to domestic economic sectors in the previous calendar year’s first five months.


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