An Iranian economist said enhancement of the country’s energy productivity will connect urban economy with the Resistance Economy stressed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
“Improvement of energy productivity is one of the fields linking the Resistance Economy with urban economy,” Hossein Mohammadpour Zarandi told the Tasnim news agency.
Resistance economy refers to a set of policies and practical measures aimed at promoting economic self-reliance and weaning the country of heavy dependence on oil revenues. It helps to make the economy resistive against internal and external shocks, fluctuations and damages.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has named the current Persian year, which started on March 20, the “Year of Resistance Economy: Action and Implementation.”
Back in 2014, Ayatollah Khamenei had sent a proclamation to heads of Iran’s branches of power and outlined general policies to boost the country’s economy and lower its vulnerabilities under the Resistance Economy grand plan.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mohammadpour Zarandi stressed that cities have changed into the engine of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the world, adding that cities’ share of global GDP is more than 70 percent according to the statistics.
The Iranian economic activist further called for optimization of energy consumption in cities across the world, warning that a major part of global wealth will be spent for providing urban energy in case of failing to do so.