Over 2,500 tourism projects being underway in Iran

Iranian minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism, Ali-Asghar Mounesan, said, “Currently, more than 2,500 tourism projects are being underway, of which 500 projects are related to the hotelling sector; The government has set a package of 50,000 billion tomans to support the coronavirus - hit markets."

Iran (IMNA) - Pointing that out of 10 economic sectors that have been worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, three are related to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, he added, "Unfortunately, despite the president's emphasis on ministers responsibilities and operating banks, the provision of financial facilities have been carried out in slow-going manner."

Mounesan described tourism industry as an important sector of economy development in Iran and said that the return of tourism industry to the economic arena would be a great help to the country in overcoming the Covid-19's devastating impact on the Iranian economy.


He pointed to the ongoing tourism projects in the country and went on to say that, "Currently, more than 2,500 tourism projects are being underway, of which 500 projects are related to the hotelling sector; The government has set a package of 50,000 billion toman to support the coronavirus - hit markets."

He also addressed the high employment rate in handicrafts and tourism areas and ended, "This indicates that tourism, in addition to generating income, can solve the country's economic drawbacks to a large extent. "

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