Mahnaz Abdi


  • Housing plan 2021-08-02 16:55

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    National Housing Action Plan to provide affordable houses for variable groups

    It was in the winter of 2018 when Iranian Transport and Urban Development Ministry launched the National Housing Action Plan, which includes the construction of 400,000 small and medium-sized apartments (70-100 square meters in size) across the country and particularly in Tehran, where housing prices have risen most sharply.

  • SMEs co-op 2021-07-17 17:10

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    ‘Armenian market a special opportunity for Iranian SMEs’

    TEHRAN- The Armenian market is a special opportunity for Iranian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially in the field of foodstuff and home appliances, according to Iran’s deputy industry, mining, and trade minister.

  • IRan-Oman 2021-07-10 16:43

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran, Oman determined to boost trade ties

    TEHRAN- Iran shares borders with fifteen countries, namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Oman, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Expansion of trade with these neighbors, specially increasing non-oil exports to them, is one of the major plans that the Iranian government is now pursuing.

  • Ports 2021-06-30 15:16

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iranian port activities noticeably ongoing despite limitations

    The condition created by the coronavirus outbreak has had some devastating effect on different aspects of global trade.

  • Dehqan Dehnavi 2021-06-26 17:05

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    ‘Capital market capacities at the service of production growth’

    TEHRAN- The head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) stated that the capacities of the country’s capital market are at the service of production growth.

  • Housing 2021-06-23 11:43

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Can CGT increase homebuyers’ purchasing power?

    TEHRAN- During an open session of the parliament on May 26, the Iranian MPs approved the general outline of capital gains tax (CGT) plan.

  • TSE 2021-06-19 16:29

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Capital market’s unprecedented growth in 2 years

    TEHRAN- Over the past two years, a number of factors affecting Iranian economy have created a new status in the country’s capital market, in a way that this market experienced such a growth in the past Iranian calendar year 1399 (ended on March 20) that was never seen in its history of more than 50 years.

  • Sirik 2021-06-14 13:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Sirik power plant highlighting Iran-Russia energy cooperation

    In August 2016, Iran had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia for implementing a 1,400-megawatt power plant project in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province.

  • Ports 2021-06-07 15:34

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iranian ports’ capacity can double in a 5-year course

    TEHRAN- Iran’s ports, as the major gates of exports and imports, play some significant role in the country’s global trade, and the ongoing operation at the ports indicates that they are playing their part perfectly in this regard.

  • Transit 2021-05-26 13:57

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Transit of goods via Iran rising

    Today, transit has become more important due to the expanded global trade relations and the intensity of competition for new markets. So that many countries have achieved huge incomes in this way by planning and making optimal use of their transit opportunities and facilities.

  • electricity 2021-05-17 15:17

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Programs underway to prevent power outage in peak consumption period

    TEHRAN- The rising trend of electricity consumption in Iran has created serious concerns about power outage in the summer peak period.

  • Trade 2021-05-15 13:42

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Major strategies to boost trade between Iran, Armenia

    TEHRAN- Expansion of trade with the neighboring countries, especially boosting exports to the neighbors is one of the major policies that Iran is seriously pursuing to nullify the effects of the U.S. sanctions on its economy.

  • Ports 2021-05-08 16:18

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Maritime sector to realize ‘supporting production, eliminating obstacles’

    Based on the latest statistics, over 80 percent of cargo transportation in the world is conducted through sea, which highlights the significance of maritime transportation.

  • tire production 2021-04-24 14:02

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Tire production industry materializes slogan of ‘Surge in Production’

    In a bid to nullify the U.S. sanctions, Iran is determined to strengthen its domestic production to achieve self-reliance.

  • gas supply 2021-04-12 16:59

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Gas supply noticeably successful during winter

    TEHRAN- Despite the unprecedented increase in natural gas consumption in the country, the gas industry was able to register a record high in terms of gas supplying during the peak consumption period in winter.

  • refinery 2021-04-11 14:46

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran records great annual performance in oil refining, distributing

    While the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20) was a difficult time for Iran’s oil sector, which is the country’s major source of income, some great performance was witnessed in terms of refining and distribution of oil and oil products.

  • Industry 2021-03-14 12:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Industrial growth achieved despite sanctions, pandemic

    TEHRAN- The U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran’s all aspects of economy and industry, but the “self-reliance” approach that the Islamic Republic has taken to nullify the sanctions has proved that nothing can impede Iran from progress.

  • scrapping 2021-02-28 16:51

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Car scrapping industry dormant; scrap imported

    TEHRAN- It’s a couple of years that Iran has launched a car scrappage scheme, mainly aimed at reducing air pollution, especially in the capital Tehran.

  • sponge iron 2021-02-14 12:29

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran’s sponge iron production leap outstanding

    TEHRAN- While Iran is fighting the U.S. severe sanctions on its economy, and the country’s different industrial and economic sectors have been affected by the limitations and difficulties caused by the sanctions condition, the country’s mining sector is moving forward noticeably, overcoming such barriers.

  • Mining 2021-02-07 12:36

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    “Domestic Production” materialized in mining sector

    This month last year, the previous head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), which is the country’s major state-owned holding active in the mining sector, announced the organization’s top 10 targets to be followed up through some programs for domestic production of parts and equipment used in the mining sector as well as indigenizing required technology of this sector.

  • production units 2021-01-22 14:54

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Lack of liquidity a main hurdle for production units

    In early July last year, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) instructed the country’s banking network the regulations on financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of smoothing the path of national production and supporting enterprises in order to fulfill the slogan of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), which is “Surge in Production”, through directing society's liquidity to productive sectors and financing domestic production units, as well as providing the required working capital for the enterprises.

  • copper cathode 2021-01-11 11:41

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran’s copper cathode production, export significantly rising

    TEHRAN- The periodical reports and statistics indicate that Iran’s metals sector is progressing both in terms of production and export despite the limitations imposed by the U.S. sanctions.

  • tax 2021-01-09 15:32

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Increasing tax income in budget bill not logical in current condition

    Iran’s national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1400 (starts on March 21), whose draft was submitted to the parliament on December 2, 2020, has predicted a tax income of 2.47 quadrillion rials (about $58.809 billion), rising from 1.95 quadrillion rials (about $46.42 billion) envisaged in the present year’s budget.

  • ETF 2021-01-04 13:42

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Government's ETF approach still under debate

    According to Note 2 of the budget law of the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 20, 2020), the government is allowed to offer and sell its remaining shares in the state-owned companies in the usual way or through the exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

  • Mohammadi 2020-12-27 16:50

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    NPC’s 30 strategic projects to diversify products noticeably

    TEHRAN- The managing director of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said that a fourth step has been defined for the development of Iran’s petrochemical industry, in which the basket of petrochemical products will be noticeably diversified through 30 strategic projects.

  • steel 2020-12-26 16:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran’s steel production, export not affected by sanctions

    While the U.S. sanctions has targeted Iran’s metal sector besides its oil industry, the periodical reports released both by the international and domestic sources show that Iranian steel industry has not been affected by the sanctions, while it has also been booming.

  • Industrial parks 2020-12-21 14:30

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Industrial units’ activities being developed to promote production

    TEHRAN- Iran’s industrial parks play a significant role in making the country independent through boosting production, which is a major strategy of Iran to combat the U.S. sanctions.

  • car on stock market 2020/12/02

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Organizing automotive industry through offering cars in commodity exchange

    In recent months, the price of cars in the free market has become significantly different from the factory price.

  • solar energy 2020-11-27 14:05

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Solar energy to tackle electricity shortage in remote rural areas

    The limitation and difficulty in the way of supplying electricity to the remote rural areas which are hard to reach has been always one of the major challenges in the sustainable development of villages.

  • Anzali Free Zone 2020-11-25 16:46

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Anzali Free Zone development necessary to expand trade with EAEU

    TEHRAN- Located in Gilan Province, north of Iran, Anzali Free Trade-Industrial Zone is the sole free zone in the southern part of the Caspian Sea with an area of 9,400 hectares and 40 kilometers shoreline.