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Balanced development, elimination of deprivation not possible in office/ Provincial trips necessary to investigate field situation of the country’s provinces

Referring to the necessities and reasons for the provincial trips of the government, the president called these trips necessary for looking into the situation of the provinces, saying, "The Popular Government's trips are among the least expensive trips. For example, I used the subway to travel to Alborz province, and for Iftar ceremony, we were the guest of students at the Kharazmi University dormitory".

Speaking at a meeting of the Alborz Administrative Council on Thursday evening, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said that achieving sustainable and balanced development in the country and eliminating deprivation is not possible in office and merely from behind the desk".

At the beginning of the meeting, the President said, "Philanthropy is the most important teaching of Ramadan, which is one of the most efficient and effective realisations of the ideal society".

Dr Raisi stated, "I the moral system of the Islamic Republic, corruption and discrimination are not acceptable at all".

The President said, "Our main task in the Popular Government is philanthropy, and this method of sincere work for the people is the greatest lesson of Ramadan for us".

Referring to his observations during his visit to Alborz province, Dr Raisi said, "Today, the need to change the situation is not hidden from anyone. But we must keep in mind that change does not happen with normal work, but requires jihadist work".

The President called on the managers and experts of Alborz Province to prioritise the issues and said, "Another condition for the success of employing the young forces who are believers and revolutionary, efficient and of course with the priority of local forces".

Dr Raisi added, "Another requirement for success is to pay attention to the importance of management and employing efficient managers, who have a very decisive role in creating change".

The President went on to address some of the province's problems, including the lack of hospital beds in Alborz, per capita educational shortages and the need to build new schools.

The President also required the managers of the province to hold regular meetings outside the administrative framework with the province's intellectuals and experts in various fields.

The ministers of Industry, Mines and Trade, Health and Medical Education, Agricultural Jihad and Cultural Heritage and Tourism also presented a report on their presence and visits to the cities of Alborz provinces.

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran

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