Economy, Domestic Economy

Nobakht Appointed MPO Chief

Nobakht Appointed MPO Chief Nobakht Appointed MPO Chief

President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appointed Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, vice president for strategic planning and supervision, as the head of the newly-revived Management and Planning Organization.  

The president on Saturday officially endorsed a decision made earlier by the Supreme Administrative Council to revive the MPO with a new organizational structure.

The planning body, formerly known as the Plan and Budget Organization, was dissolved in 2007 following a direct order from the former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The body was in charge of evaluating the country’s resources and preparing medium and long-term development plans as well as the annual budget. So far, the vice presidency office for strategic planning and supervision has played the MPO’s role.