Director General of Foreign Investment Funds Institute referring to the latest statistics for attracting foreign investments in the country announced a 46% increase in foreign investment compared to last year.
Ghader Solaimani regarding the latest situation in the country to attract foreign investment said: “More than $7 billion worth of projects was approved during last year, which shows increase of 46% in foreign investment compare to last year.
Director General of Foreign Investment Funds Institute referring to the increased absorption of foreign investment in the country last year said: “Most foreign investments have been in mining sector (Including mining, oil and gas), and the least foreign investments have been in agriculture.”
Solaimani emphasizing that there is the greatest potential for investment in agriculture and said: “lack of foreign investment in agriculture is a cultural debate, because when a land for agricultural activities is given to a foreign person, it will not receive any support form authorities and the people.
He added: “agricultural sector creates employment and food security for the society, and also creates the most likely growth environment for cultivation and export of horticultural products.”