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News number: 8710281357

15:54 | 2009-01-17

Economy

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Iran Allocates $200mln to Set up Specialized Agricultural Unions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian government allocated 200 million dollars to establish 30 specialized agricultural unions in provinces, each focusing on the promotion of the main agricultural product of the province.



Stating the above, Iran's Rural Cooperatives Administration Director Seyyed Mohammad Moussavi said on Thursday that the unions are projected to be set up by March 2010.

The Islamic republic news agency quoted Moussavi as saying that the sum has been secured through the financial credit earmarked for the expansion of fast-yielding enterprises.

He pointed out that modernized agriculture would be a prerequisite towards sustainable economic progress.

To date, memorandums of understanding have been signed for the establishment of the specialized unions of barberry, rice, oil seeds, cereals, and tea in South Khorassan, Mazandaran, Golestan, Markazi, and Gilan provinces respectively, he noted