• A Capital City Not  Cherished by Residents

    There is indeed much to hate about Tehran, including its harrowing traffic jams and persistent air pollution, the polarization of city services between its northern and southern districts, and high population density.
    These urban issues, according to a survey by Tehran Municipality, have so rattled the nerves of 58% of its residents that they are keen to leave the capital city, provided other cities have favorable conditions. 
    According to the Persian daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, which did not mention the period of the survey, up to 70% of the residents of southern areas of Tehran, encompassing the municipal districts 10, 14, 12, 11, 15 and 17 generally known as underprivileged areas, are willing to leave Tehran.  
    The metropolis of Tehran is divided into 22 municipal districts, each with its own administrative center. Twenty of the 22 municipal districts are located in Tehran County’s Central District, while districts 1 and 20 are respectively located in the counties of Shemiranat and Rey. 
    Although administratively separate, the cities of Rey and Shemiranat are considered part of Greater Tehran. 

Domestic Economy

  • Over $166m Invested in Industrial Town, Parks
    Some 7 trillion rials ($166.66 million) were spent on the construction of 19 industrial parks and an industrial town in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018), the head of Iran’s Small...
  • North Khorasan Lands 40 Investment Deals
    Forty preliminary deals were signed between investors, 14 of them foreign, and North Khorasan Province officials in Bojnourd, the capital of the northeastern province, on July 2 and 3. The...
  • 6% Rise in Transit Through Iran
    A total of 2.44 million tons of oil and non-oil products were transited through Iran during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), which register a 6% rise compared...
  • Sports Facilities Increase by 8%
    According a recent report by the Statistical Center of Iran, a total of 6.6% of sports venues in the country were owned by the private sector in the fiscal 2015-16, marking an increase of 1.9%...
  • Ornamental Fish Imported From Four Countries
    More than 63 tons of ornamental fish worth more than $1.8 million were imported into Iran from four countries in the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), based on figures released by the Islamic...
  • Agreement With Syria for Educational, Medical Research Cooperation
    Syria and Iran have inked a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of higher education...
  • Tabriz Hosting Two Expos
    Tabriz, the capital city of East Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, is currently hosting two exhibitions, Tabriz 2018 Handicrafts Exhibition and the 19th Agricultural Machinery and...
  • 5.8 Percent Growth in Iran's Q1 Non-Oil Foreign Trade
    Iran’s non-oil foreign trade during the first three months of the current fiscal year (started March 21) stood at $22.87 billion, indicating a 5.8% rise compared with last year’s corresponding...
  • Apple Exports Double
    Iran exported 700,000 tons of apples in the past crop year (July 2017-18), which is more than twice the volume of exports in the preceding crop year. The total amount of annual apple production in...
  • Urban, Suburban Passenger Rail Transport  Up 15 Percent
    Around 6.7 million passengers were transported by urban and suburban railroads during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), registering a 15% increase compared with...
  • Non-Oil Trade With CIS Registers Sharp Decline
    Iran’s non-oil trade with the nine members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, namely Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Moldova, stood...
  • Strong Rise in Exports From Kurdestan
    About 490,000 tons of goods valued at $294 million were exported from Kurdestan Province’s customs terminals during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March-June) to register a 68%...
  • Foreign Investment in Tehran Province Expected to Double
    Foreign investment in Tehran Province is set to double in the current fiscal year (March 2018-19) compared with last year’s $1 billion, the head of Tehran Province Management and Planning...
  • Baghdad to Host Iranian Marketing Center
    A center dedicated to promoting the marketing and export of Iranian products and services will be launched in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on July 15, Iran’s commercial attaché to Iraq said...
  • US Determined to Enforce Secondary Sanctions on Iran
    The White House will strictly enforce the upcoming secondary sanctions on companies that do...
  • ICCIMA Delegation to Visit Switzerland, Austria
    A 110-member economic delegation from Iran’s private sector, led by Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Gholamhossein Shafei, is accompanying President Hassan...
  • LED Lamp Imports at  $19 Million
    More than 2,000 tons of LED lamps worth $19 million were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show...
  • Khorramshahr Trade Missions for Russia, Georgia
    Khorramshahr Chamber of Commerce plans to send two delegations of local businesspeople, one to Russia and another to Georgia later this year, Hani Feisali, chairman of the chamber, said. The...
  • Iran sees Chabahar as the motor of development for the Iranian section of Makran coast.
    Iran’s Indian-backed port of Chabahar, inaugurated months before the United States reimposed sanctions...
  • Electrification Project for Major Railroad Kicks Off
    The major project to electrify the 430-kilometer-long railroad connecting the city of Garmsar in Semnan Province with the city of Incheh Borun to its northeast in Golestan Province is starting on...
  • MoU on Sea Cage Fish Farming
    A memorandum of understanding for cooperation in sea cage fish farming was signed between the Department of Environment’s deputy for marine environment affairs, Parvin Farshchi, and the head of...
  • Officials at Odds Over Shortlisting Cash Subsidy Recipients
    First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri communicated on June 27 the bylaw on the implementation of Clause 14 of the Budget Law for March 2018-19 concerning the Targeted Subsidies Law to organizations...
  • 56% of Water Used in Agro Sector Wasted
    Around 56% of the water consumed in Iran’s agriculture sector goes to waste due to improper usage, an advisor to deputy agriculture minister for water and soil affairs. “During the years before the...
  • 200 Industrial Units Revived  in 3 Months
    More than 200 industrial and production units were revived after receiving loans and special support during the three months ending June 21. The revived units operate in the fields of electricity...
  • Windshield Wiper Imports  at $5 Million
    More than 1,634 tons of windshield wipers worth close to $5 million were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...