EghtesadOnline: Amid the looming return of desert locusts, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called on Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and the head of Plan and Budget Organization, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, to provide the required funding to fight the pest.
EghtesadOnline: Iran National Innovation Fund has allocated 110 billion rials ($900,000) to knowledge-based companies active in North Khorasan Province in the current Iranian year (started March 21).
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers discussed a bill about financial and administrative regulations for the Education Ministry and voted to allocate one percent of revenues earned by state-owned banks and firms as well as affiliated for-profit institutions to help promote educational equity, improve teachers’ livelihood, increase spending for education and reimburse teachers' overdue payments.
EghtesadOnline: T ehran stocks’ attraction is further dissipating, as the debt and foreign exchange markets take centre-stage and new political risks sour equity traders’ sentiment.
EghtesadOnline: A serious hurdle impeding renewable projects is non-allocation of the tax levied on electricity subscribers to wind and photovoltaic initiatives.