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Special Petchem Investment Package Unveiled

Special Petchem Investment Package Unveiled
(Thursday, December 28, 2023) 15:53

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- In a formal announcement, Morteza Shahmirzai, the Deputy Minister of Petroleum, and the CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), unveiled a specialized investment package aimed at enhancing the value chain within the petrochemical industry.

This investment package aims to support investors in furthering the completion of the petrochemical industry's value chain. These initiatives encompass the production of specific products outlined by the NPC’s planning and development management, possessing distinct characteristics:

  1. Products not domestically produced but essential for downstream industries.
  2. Products facing market shortages or lacking prior approval for development.
  3. Products with high risk or incorporating new technologies.
  4. Products driving significant value addition from semi-finished goods.

The criteria for availing the benefits of this special investment package are outlined as follows:

  • Investment in projects aimed at completing the petrochemical industry's value chain.
  • Attracting foreign investment exceeding $300 million, subject to official documentation and endorsement from relevant authorities following the foreign financial sourcing management process.

Furthermore, the benefits of investing in the petrochemical industry under this specialized package include:

  • Allocation recommendations for land in specialized petrochemical economic zones (Mahshahr), the Energy Special Economic Zone of Pars, Makran region, and the Persian Gulf Energy Zone.
  • Provision of preliminary approval for project designs within twenty business days following complete document submission and feasibility report endorsement.
  • Periodic meetings chaired by the Deputy Minister and CEO of the National Petrochemical Industries Company to address project challenges.
  • Issuance of preliminary approval with a one-year validity.
  • Recommendation as a priority project to the National Development Fund.
  • Prioritized consideration for credit lines (if active).
  • Coordination with feedstock-producing companies for supply contracts.
  • Assurance against gas fuel reduction during colder seasons.
  • Utilization of inter-complex feedstock advantages and staggered discounts.
  • Coordination with the Central Bank for timely currency allocation during construction.
  • Expedited processing for acquiring necessary permits.

This comprehensive investment package aims to streamline investment processes and provide various advantages to foster development within Iran's petrochemical industry.

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