According to the ISNA news agency, Morteza Bank, advisor to the president, during his one-day visit from Qeshm, told to reporters:to support some of the goods that can be produced in the country, the government has set up a committee to determine the currency quota and number of goods for the free zones, and to prevent the import of some other goods.
He continued: The approval and signification of this enactment, which was the concern of the people and businesses, was delayed due to some problems and objections, which will be resolved soon.
The advisor to the president also referred to the plan to amend the law on the administration of free zones in the presidium of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and said: "The provisions of this plan is include some conditions for the new free zones."
Bank specified: The amount of Rial investment in free zones in 2017 was more than 48 thousand billion Rials, which in 2019 increased to 67 thousand billion Rials and last year to 100 thousand billion Rials.
He added: Part of these investments were made by people who worked in the import sector, who were directed to production sector."
Referring to his one-day visit to Qeshm, the secretary of the Supreme Council of Free Zones said: On this island, 18 projects with an investment of 14,000 billion rials and a foreign exchange investment of 600 million euros are ready for operation.
He added: In total, these projects will create 3,950 job opportunities.
He announced the unemployment rate in Qeshm as 4.8 percent and added: We hope that this figure will be reduced to 3.5 percent by exploiting the big projects in Qeshm.
Adviser to the President noted: Construction of oil terminals, power plants, four-star hotels, commissioning of production and industrial units, Bunkering and refueling are among the projects that will change the economic situation of Qeshm.
Qeshm Island with an area of 1,500 km, by the decision of the government, was divided into two parts; a free zone with an area of 300 km, and a special economic zone with an area of 1,200 km in 1990 and 1991.
Linking the national economy to the global economy, transferring advanced technology to the region, attracting foreign investment, training skilled manpower, and increasing exports and foreign exchange earnings are among the goals of creating the Qeshm Free Zone.
Qeshm city, including the islands of Qeshm, Hengam and Lark with a population of 150,000, is spread from the Strait of Hormuz along the coasts of Hormozgan province in the waters of the Persian Gulf with a length of 150 km and a width of 11 km.