Deputy Director for Planning and Investment of Iran National Heritage Organization said: “During the past five years, we have been able to have one billion dollars of foreign investment in Iran’s tourism industry for approved projects. From this amount, 300 million dollars have so far been absorbed in Iran’s tourism sector and the remaining is in the process of being invested.”
Iran’s non-oil exports to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations “ASEAN” had a growth of 80 percent in 2017 as compared with a similar period last year. As reported by Persia Digest, in 2017 Iran had more than USD 1280MM of non-oil exports to ASEAN member countries. In 2016, this figure stood at USD 711MM. Showing an 80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN as compared with the year before that.
The first permanent Persian carpet showroom and shop called “Pasargade” has opened in the capital of Indonesia for handmade and machine made carpets. As reported by IRNA News Agency, this has been setup by an Iranian resident in Indonesia, providing an opportunity for those Indonesians interested in the ancient hand arts of Iran to enjoy them.
An Iranian tanker has been involved in a collusion with a Chinese ship in the East China Sea. The lives of the 32 Iranian crew are feared lost.
The 30 Iranian and two Bangladeshi crew members aboard the Iranian tanker are missing, feared dead. Kasra Nouri, PR Manager of the National Iranian Oil Company, announced: “The tanker belonged to the Iranian fleet and was carrying condensate. The ship and its cargo are covered by a credible insurance company.”
A joint meeting of the Qatari delegation with Kish Island managers in Iran has taken place to discuss tourism and investment.
Reinstating flights between Kish and Doha, and the possibility of Qatar Airways offering services and equipment to Iranian flights were also discussed.
Deputy to Iran’s Petroleum Minister, Hamidreza Araghi, has said: “Iran’s gas exports to Georgia are still on the agenda and if agreements are finalized, the private sector will begin exports of Iranian gas from Armenian soil to Georgia.
Director of the joint Iran-Germany chamber of commerce has announced that Iran’s economy is the most versatile industrial economy in the region, and added: “In the nine months from January to October 2017, Germany has exported euros 2.3 billion worth of goods to Iran and imported USD 328MM from Iran.
The CEO of the Water and Sewerage Company of Iran announced: “Electricity production from treated sewage has begun in Tehran. This will also take place in the big cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, and Tabriz in the near future.”
One of the pure-bred Iranian pets is the Persian cat. Although it is world famous and has a long history in Iran, its breeding in Iran does not have a long precedence.
Keeping the pure-bred Persian cat as a pet has many enthusiasts in the world, and this can become a high revenue business of breeding and exports.
The commercial attaché of the Iranian Embassy in the Republic of Azerbaijan announced the registration of an automobile manufacturing company jointly produced by the two countries and stated: "We will soon witness the manufacture of five different car models in this joint venture between Iran and Azerbaijan.”
Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure.
Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.
Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”
Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”
Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, announced through the country’s public broadcaster that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with industry group Iran Mine House and a private company with the idea of developing six small-scale gold and copper mines.