Economy, Auto

Payam SEZ to Host 1st Automotive College

Payam SEZ to Host 1st Automotive CollegePayam SEZ to Host 1st Automotive College

Iran’s first automotive college will be established in Payam Special Economic Zone in Alborz province, west of Tehran.

In a joint conference on August 17, Iraj Movaffaq, director of Alborz Industries, Mining and Trade Organization, and Siamak Hojjat, head of Iran’s Industry and Mining Research Center, signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of their organizations in this regard, reported ISNA.

According to Hojjat, graduates and students of majors related to the auto industry and other enthusiasts can join the college for the next spring semester.

Students will learn about designing and upgrading auto parts like chassis, propulsion systems and grilles, as well as auto exterior and interior design, composites and carbon fiber production systems.

Also, the college will provide professional car racing training.

Lecturers from the Netherlands, the UK, the US and China will be teaching at the institution, alongside Iranian specialists and academicians.

Iran’s first vehicle test track and an industrial and commercial photography studio will also be established at the same venue which, in addition to meeting the needs of Iran’s auto industry, would be able to provide services to neighboring countries.

Furthermore, an auto and motorcycle museum will also be built near the college.

Hosting more than 3,500 industrial manufacturing units, Alborz is one of the main industrial poles of the country.

Noting this, Movaffaq said 4% of Iran’s industrial centers and factories are located in Alborz.

“In the last three years, Alborz has been the second most successful province in attracting international investors,” he added.

Of the total 1,200 parts suppliers in the country, 300 are based in Alborz, which account for 25% of Iran’s auto parts producers.

Therefore, Payam Special Economic Zone is an ideal location for setting up Iran’s first automotive college.

After the completion of this project, the government is planning to expand the academic center into an automotive industrial city.

Spread over 3,600 hectares near Karaj, Payam is the closest SEZ to the Iranian capital with its own airline.

An ICT industrial town and tech park dedicated to producing mobile applications are also planned to be set up in Payam SEZ.