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18:38 | 2013-06-10


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Iran Exports Electricity Industry's Technical Services to 40 Countries

TEHRAN (FNA)- Export of technical and engineering services of Iran's electricity industry has witnessed an eye-catching growth, a senior Iranian industrial official said.

"Technical and engineering services of Iran's power industry are currently exported to 40 world countries," Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on Monday.

The Iranian energy minister noted that the export value of the Iranian power industry's technical and engineering services can exceed 12 billion tomans ($4.8mln).

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Qazanfari announced on Saturday that the country plans to increase the exports value of its technical and engineering services (in all the different sectors) to $10bln in the current Iranian year (started March 21).

"We predict that the value of Iran's exports of technical and engineering services will exceed $10 billion," Qazanfari said.

According to a report earlier this year, the value of Iran's exports of technical and engineering services has exceeded $20bln in a 10-year period, and the country plans to export $4.5bln worth of technical and engineering services by the end of the current Iranian year (ends March 20).

According to a report by Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), the value of Iran's technical and engineering services exports is slated to hit $4.5bln by March 20.

In February, an Iranian economic official expressed pleasure in the eye-catching growth in Iran's non-oil exports, and said that the volume of the country's non-oil exports is slated to surpass $50bln by the end of the current Iranian year.

"A total of 2,000 export agencies do export work in the country and by the yearend the (non-oil) export will exceed $50bln," Head of the Exports Commission of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Asadollah Asgaroladi.

In October, an informed trade ministry official said that Iran exported engineering services and products to 17 countries from March 20 to September 21.

Head of TPO Hamid Safdel said that $1.8 billion worth of engineering contracts and agreements including 28 projects have been signed by Iranian companies in 17 countries in the first six months of the current Iranian year.

Safdel referred to the export of 37 million tons of engineering commodities, and added that over $21 million of such products were exported in the mentioned six months.