TEHRAN (Iran News) – Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari has warned over the flight of capitals from the country for buying real estate in other countries and called for finding a solution.
Speaking in the meeting of board of representatives of the TCCIMA, Khansari said that according to the latest reports, Iranians bought 7,189 properties in Turkey in 2020 and some 1,600 more in the first quarter of 202.
He said the country should work on this woe why the capitals are flying from the country for buying houses and properties in other countries.
He added that Iranians rank first among foreign buyers of real estate in Turkey and Russians and Iraqis are trailing Iranians, respectively. He noted some Iranians have also purchased houses and properties in countries like Tajikistan and Georgia, reiterating that this is an ill which threatens the economy.
Khansari noted the ratio of investment to the amortization was negative in 2019 and it was one of the main reasons for the flight of capitals from the country.
He said the only remedy for the national economy is production and production needs real support and removal of hurdles, expressing hope that the recent actions of Majlis and the government would not be a show-off and election campaign slogan.
Khansari went on to say that government’s meddling in economy is the most important hurdle in way of production and as long as these interferences and engagements are not halted, there will be no growth in production.
He also criticized the government for launching several headquarters for the control of the prices, saying that while Iran is among the world top ten chicken producers, the government has set up a headquarter for organizing the chicken market in the country, noting that while production of chicken is in the control of the private sector, its pricing and import of raw materials are in the control of the government.
Khansari went on to say that sudden orders and regulations are hurdles in way of the production and if the country wants to materialize the slogan of the year, there needs a strong determination.
He noted that with protecting the production through removing hurdles, the country should safeguard the domestic capitals and prevent the flight of capitals.
He also noted that the private sector companied have signed agreements for import of 6m doses of COVID-19 vaccines for vaccinating the workers.
He added that some experienced companies have taken action to import the vaccines despite vaccines have been mostly pre-sold and the market is almost empty of vaccine.
Khansari went on to say that the goal behind this move is to help the workers especially in the production field and expressed hope the owners of the businesses would accept the cost of the vaccines and vaccinating their staff.
He said the chamber and some related bodies have forecast 39 percent inflation rate for the current year and in case the government faces budget deficit, the figure may soar.