EghtesadOnline: Hossein Shirzad, the deputy of the agriculture minister and chairman of the board of Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC), in a kick-off meeting with Tevita Taginavulau, the director-general of Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CYRDAP), said CORC is ready and willing to cooperate with CYRDAP in the field of rural and agricultural development.
EghtesadOnline: The average healthcare expenditure of urban and rural families increased by 22.46% and 31.17% respectively in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19) compared with the year before.
EghtesadOnline: In line with the government's goal of linking 90% of suburban homes to the national gas network by 2022, the grid is passing through rugged mountain areas in Yazd, Gilan, Kurdestan, Semnan and Fars provinces.
EghtesadOnline: The number of rural areas linked to the national power grid has increased by 13 fold or 1.200% over the past four decades, the manager in charge of rural electricity expansion at the Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said.
EghtesadOnline: Three thousand rural areas have been connected to the gas grid since the begging of the current fiscal (ends in March), the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company said.