|Tehran: Iran is investing more than $5 billion in nine major petrochemical projects which will be completed during the 2010-11 year.|
Head of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the facilities would boost output capacity by 10.5 million tonnes and create 3,000 new jobs.
The investments include chlorine and PVC units in the Arvand petrochemical plant, a heavy polyethylene unit in the Amir Kabir plant as well as polymer production projects in the Kermanshah and Fajr plants.
The volume of investment in the projects under way stand at $5.2 billion with a production capacity of 10.5 million tonnes.
Iran's petrochemical industry production was expected to increase to 44 million tonnes in the Iranian year that ends next March, from 34 million tonnes in the previous year.