The path of country's growth, development must continue/ Cultural heritage reflects Iranian art, our identity and civilisation/ All our efforts directed towards ending sanctions, COVID by the end of this gov't

Pointing out that many plans and projects in different parts of the country are ready for operation in the coming weeks and months, the President said, "The next government can continue the programme of opening national projects every week and the path of growth and development of the country must continue".

Thu 27 - May 2021 - 18:41

Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration ceremony of projects of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts throughout the country, Dr Hassan Rouhani stated that we are proud of the development and measures taken in the field of cultural heritage tourism and handicrafts.

He added, "In this government, with the efforts and legal measures taken, 2,723 Iranian historical monuments, which were in other countries for many years, have been returned".

Referring to the importance of tourism in the country's economy, Dr Rouhani said, "The tourism industry is a very prosperous economy for the country and a renewable resource, and it is not as inexhaustible as oil wells, and tourism and cultural heritage are valuable and wealth-creating resources that create wealth and employment and show our Iranian and Islamic identity to the world".

The President continued by stating that in this government, with the aim of diversifying the field of tourism, many measures have been taken in the field of rural development, which can be easily seen, adding, "Today, our villages are attractive and many measures have been done in the field of rural employment".

At the beginning of his speech, the President called June and July the months of many historical moments in the country and said, "We hope that the June and July of this year will bring good news for the Iranian nation".

Referring to the 69th consecutive week of inauguration of construction plans and projects, Dr Rouhani added, "There are so many plans and projects ready for inauguration that we have to add Mondays to the inauguration days of construction projects".

"Unfortunately, the outbreak of coronavirus has caused a lot of damage to the tourism and transportation industry in the last 15 months," he said, adding, "The pandemic has affected more than 100 million jobs in the world and in Iran, and more than 1.5 million jobs have been damaged by it".

Dr Rouhani added, "We hope to overcome this problem by expanding vaccination and implementing the plans made by the end of 1400, and God willing, in Nowruz 1401, and of course by observing the necessary protocols and health instructions, the damage to the tourism industry will be partially eliminated".

The President stated, "All the efforts of the government are directed towards ending the issue of sanctions before it term of office ends and to control and manage the many problems caused by coronavirus".

Dr Rouhani continued, "This was our own decision and it was the right decision that the lift of sanctions should happen after a full agreement on how to lift them, and I hope that by restraining COVID and the lifting of sanctions, the Iranian people will have much better conditions".


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