President Hassan Rouhani called on the Iranian people to maintain an outstanding participation in the upcoming May 19 presidential and city council elections. President Rouhani made the remarks in an inaugural ceremony held for introducing 43 development and infrastructural projects in the northern province of Mazandaran. “We are now in a critical situation and we should show our unity and power to the world”, the President said. Rouhani urged respecting ethics and upholding moral values in the election campaigns and said that the angels of ethics and peace should not be victimized. “The election campaigns in Iran are different from the similar campaigns in the European or American countries because we are living in an Islamic country under the umbrella of Velayat-e Faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist), the Founder of Islamic Republic and we remain to abide by the Constitution”, the President said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated 43 new projects in the country’s northern province of Mazandaran. Tens of projects in Mazandaran came into service and a number of others began to be implemented on the president’s order via a video conference. Most of the projects have been unveiled in or around the port city of Amir Abad, creating jobs for 7,262 people. The major projects include a paper manufacturing factory in Amir Abad, a warehouse for storing imported and exported goods at the port, a crop silo, a project to expand runways at the airport of the city of Ramsar, a number of projects to build new bridges and tunnels, a steel factory, a number of medical centers, hotels and sports complexes, as well as plans to supply gas to rural areas. In late March, President Rouhani described creation of new jobs for the country’s young labor force as the main priority set by his administration.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a letter, following the Leader’s special emphasis on ‘domestic production’ and ‘creation of more job opportunities’ in the new Iranian year. President Rouhani went to note that the first cabinet meeting in the new year will be focused on national labor division aimed at creating a leap in domestic production and increasing employment.