Citizens should not worry about the reserves of basic commodities

The President of the Republic stated that concerns about the reserves of basic commodities existed at the beginning of the government’s acceptance of the duties of business, but this concern has now disappeared and citizens should not feel anxious in this regard .

According to the Ahl al-Bayt (peace with him) news agency – Ibna The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi, stated that at the beginning of the government’s acceptance of duties there were concerns about basic commodity reserves, but these concerns have now disappeared and citizens should not be concerned in this regard. .

In a direct dialogue with the people on Monday night, Ayatollah Raisi said, referring to the government’s measures in the face of Corona: When the government took over the affairs of affairs, the number of victims was 700 deaths per day due to infection with the Corona virus, but today the number has dropped to only 7 cases.

He praised the efforts of the medical staff and the citizens’ participation in the face of Corona and saw the reopening of schools and universities as one of the fruits of these efforts and co-operation, adding: The co-operation of students, families and educational staff in schools and universities professors were good, and travel was activated during the Nowruz holiday and the work and activities of citizens, all with the blessing of Almighty God.

Ayatollah Raisi added: Our country has been successful in preserving the lives of citizens and vaccinating against the Corona virus, and in addition to vaccine imports, very good measures have been taken in the field of domestic vaccine production, which has reached the stage of export. today.

The President of the Republic stated that concerns about the reserves of basic commodities existed at the beginning of the government’s acceptance of the duties of business, but this concern has now disappeared and citizens should not feel anxious in this regard .

He added: “At the beginning of the formation of the government, we had a problem in the area of ​​hard currency reserves and the national currency, the riyal. Our ministers have not yet gained the trust of the Islamic Advisory Assembly. The concern was that how can we pay the salaries of employees, but thank God we were able to pay the salaries and the income from the sale of oil increased. ” We have no concern in this area today. In the field of foreign trade, our trade exchange with neighbors today amounts to $ 100 billion, which is completely different from the conditions of the past. We believe in the possibility of increasing this number as well.

He regarded the budget deficit as one of the government’s dilemmas and said: The government has covered the budget deficit of 450 trillion tomans through the revenue obtained.

He pointed out that some expected inflation to rise from 40 percent to 60 percent, but we put it on a downward path. On the government’s measures to reform how to pay subsidies to basic commodities, he said: Economists have always warned strongly against subsidized currency conditions and are considering reforming them as needed.

He considered that the subsidized hard currency threatens production, increases imports and lowers productivity and will lead to financial corruption and the granting of special economic privileges to some and discrimination. allocate currency, saying the government is determined to bring about this reform.

He explained that the government had not rushed into this area and held extensive discussions with experts and opinion leaders who had put forward their views in this area, saying: The project to bring justice to subsidies enjoys the attention of Parliament , the judiciary and other bodies, as all emphasize the need for economic reform and support the reform of how the currency is paid Support hard currency and the unification of the hard currency exchange rate.

He referred to the budget law for the current year, which did not allocate a subsidized hard currency (the dollar 4200 tomans) and said: We must implement the law and work in such a way that no pressure is created on the weak segment of society not and that there is no problem for these individuals in terms of life, so the lives of citizens and the bread of citizens Both are very important concerns for the government.

The President of the Republic saw this policy as a kind of popularization and equitable distribution of government support, not to cancel it.He added: From now on, the money will reach directly into the hands of the people, and they can themselves dispose of it. as they see fit. We took per capita consumption into account, and the Planning and Budgeting Organization proposed that each person from the first three segments, the lowest economic, of the ten segments citizens, 400 thousand tomans, and from the fourth to the tenth, 300 000 allow. tomans per month.

* The prices of bread, medicine and petrol will never rise

Ayatollah Raisi added that all citizens, without exception, enjoy subsidies for bread and medicine, and it is not correct what some have suggested about the increase in the prices of bread, medicine and petrol as their prices will never rise.

He said the material support for life would continue for up to two or three months until the preparation of the electronic goods card that would be handed out to citizens to buy basic goods.

He stressed that the solution to the subsidized hard currency issue is not the end of the job, but rather the beginning of it. He said: We expected to achieve economic growth by 8 percent and increase economic productivity and investment. things must be achieved. Our work has just begun. It is, of course, fortunate that Parliament and the various institutions are keeping up with us, and that all dear people bear this concern.

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