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Government Set to Improve Urban Quality of Life

Government Set to Improve Urban Quality of Life Government Set to Improve Urban Quality of Life

One of the biggest missions of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration is to implement its urban revitalization plan for reducing distressed urban areas and improving the quality of life of their residents, the minister of roads and urban development said. “One-third of Iran’s urban population lives in distressed areas, so the urban revitalization plan is a priority for the next 20 years,” Abbas Akhoundi was also quoted as saying by IRNA on Friday. Nariman Mostafaei, director general of the ministry’s National Headquarters for Urban Regeneration, had previously confirmed this figure, saying about a third of the urban population accounting for 59.14 million, or nearly 20 million people (one-fourth of the total population that is about 80 million), lives either in distressed areas or informal settlements.

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