President Hassan Rouhani urged all the relevant organizations in Iran to help expand the tourism industry and job creation in it.
“With the considerable advancements in medical knowledge and having advanced medical centers, good opportunities for development of tourism of health and providing medical services to neighboring countries have been provided,” said President Rouhani in his cabinet session, convened on Sunday afternoon to discuss the performance of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), IRNA reported.
President Rouhani described tourism and handicrafts very important in development of employment and stressed supporting construction of affordable hotels and facilitating public transportation.
The president also underscored the role of Plan and Budget Organization (PBO), banks and funds in developing the tourism industry and maximizing the opportunities for generating employment, especially for the educated.
He also referred to the diversity and features of handicrafts in Iran, saying, “As a very important advantage, handicrafts can contribute to more employment at homes, and with regard to the significant share of women in the development of this industry, they can be a good opportunity for the employment of women and those living in rural areas.”
Iran is the third producer and the 30th exporter of handicraft products in the world.
Iran also has the most graduates in the artifact-related majors in the world.