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Dr Rouhani in the meeting of Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Board:

CBI should announce the amount of foreign exchange liabilities, liabilities that have been settled with transparency, accuracy and detail

The 240th meeting of the Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Board was held on Sunday morning, chaired by President Dr Hassan Rouhani.

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At the beginning of the meeting, the head of the Plan and Budget Organisation presented a report on the provision of resources for development projects and the progress of the Tehran-North Freeway project.

Also at the meeting, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) reported on the status of foreign exchange obligations of exporters and importers in years 1397 and 1398.

Referring to some ambiguities and statements regarding the receipt of foreign currency by natural and legal persons and how to fulfil their obligations at the level of the public and society, the President said, "The CBI should announce the amount of foreign exchange liabilities and the liabilities that have been settled with transparency, accuracy and detail”.

The Minister of Energy also presented a report on the desalination projects, regarding which Dr Rouhani said, "Considering the seriousness of the water problem and the need for people to have access to safe water, the government put plans for the construction of desalination plants a few years ago, especially in areas of the country that face more freshwater problems, on the agenda, and implemented projects with private sector investment or participation that meet the water needs of water-scarce areas, and this priority remains on the agenda of the government and the National Development Fund”.

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