EghtesadOnline: The Cabinet has decided to allocate €300 million needed to complete the railroad project connecting the southeastern port city of Chabahar to the eastern city of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, both in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, from the National Development Fund of Iran, the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian National Tax Administration has called on 50 guilds, including lawyers, legal and family consultants, real estate agencies, restaurants and coffee shops, hotels, confectionery stores and sports clubs, to apply for point-of-sale machines at https://tax.gov.ir as of Sept. 23.
EghtesadOnline: More than 400,000 tons of colza have been produced in Iran during the current Iranian year (started March 21), showing a 20% increase compared with the similar period of last year, the director of Agriculture Ministry’s “National Oilseed Project” said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran was the world's seventh biggest exporter of textile floorings in 2017, says director general of the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade's Textile and Clothing Department, Afsaneh Mehrabi, citing data from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
EghtesadOnline: A glance at unused capacities of Iranian airports reveals that the share of air transportation can reach 40-45 million passengers per year with the renewal of the country's short-, medium- and long-range fleet.
EghtesadOnline: The population of new towns grew by 80,000 in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019).
EghtesadOnline: A total of 699,341 tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded in Khorramshahr Port in the southern province of Khuzestan during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22), indicating a 38% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year, the director general of Khorramshahr Ports and Maritime Organization said.
EghtesadOnline: A total of $800 million worth of pastry and chocolate were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2018-19).
EghtesadOnline: E-commerce accounts for 10.4% of Iran’s GDP with the market’s nominal value standing at 2.08 quadrillion rials ($18.4 billion), E-Commerce Development Center of Iran reports.
EghtesadOnline: Domestic carmaker Iran Khodro is interested in utilizing the potentials of Iranian tech firms and knowledge-based companies to develop electric vehicles.