The Department of Transport signs a memorandum of understanding with the government. entities

TEHRAN – The Iranian Ministry of Transport and Urban Development on Saturday signed memoranda of understanding with the vice presidency for science and technology and the New Towns Development Company for cooperation in the creation of a new scientific and residential city .

The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Transport Minister Mohammad Eslami and the heads of the mentioned entities, the ministry portal reported.

Speaking at the ceremony, Eslami highlighted the emergence of new opportunities for the activities of knowledge-based enterprises in science parks in recent years, and said: “In recent years, the mechanism of Knowledge-based business growth has been provided in the country and the Ministry of Transportation and Urban Development has also been involved in this process.

The official further noted that his ministry is committed to supporting knowledge-based businesses to help them grow their businesses.

The Law for the Promotion and Support of Knowledge-Based Enterprises was approved by the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) in 2010, paving the way for an early start in the march towards scientific progress.

Over the past two years, the concept of a “knowledge-based business” has evolved into a “knowledge-based society”, which means that supporting knowledge-based businesses will bring many social and economic benefits. for the public.

According to Mehdi Elyasi, assistant vice president for science and technology, the number of knowledge-based companies has grown from around 50 in 2013 to more than 5,700 in the current year.

Currently, many knowledge-based companies are active in different fields, ranging from information and communication technologies to health, agriculture and energy, with an estimated total turnover of 1 200 billion rials (approximately 28 billion dollars at the official rate of 42,000 rials).

Various knowledge-based companies have made progress in different fields, however, the level of progress in health, ICT, agriculture and energy has been more noticeable. Of course, other sectors such as the automotive industry have so far removed many bottlenecks. At present, 40 knowledge-based companies with significant turnover are listed on the stock exchange.


Margie D. Carlisle