We have faced with limitations such as reducing exports due to made insecurities in area and relative recession in the country in the cement industry but since the beginning of the year, the indicators in the building and housing sector has been improving that we hope that the taken monetary policies in the money and credit council in order to boom the housing are effective, Mr. Mohammadreza Nematzadeh said in the Sixteenth International Exhibition of Building Industry.
The metal structures are prevailed in our country while most of countries such as America and Japan use of concrete structures; therefore, it is necessary to make our structures resistant and raise as concrete form, he accounted housing as development engine of building industry and emphasized.
One of the important issues is an issue about using of light products in construction and we should do something that the construction cost price is to be reduced and the qualitative issue of the building is also be considered, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade continued.
Out products should increasingly be produced according to international standards and we are to be reached to a point where there is no industrial unit that is not exported a part of its product, he emphasized.
An industrialist and local investor, in addition to domestic production, should be its looking to global markets and it should not lose target markets and neighboring countries, Mr. Nematzadeh emphasizing supplying the local production noted.
This cost that is spent in the construction sector, includes building materials and services, he stating in the other part of his speeches 60 to 70 percent of cost that is spent in the private or state sector, is related to the building sector, said.
Annually 4000 to 5000 new small, medium and large industrial units in the country start to work that this numbers of industrial units need to new policies, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade said.
We were the largest exporter of cement and were also fifth exporter in the field of tile and ceramic in the world in 2014, he referring to innovation and growth of the building industry and industry exports said. Our glass making ability dates back more than 3000 years and fortunately today we face with a significant growth in the field of building new equipment; therefore, we should turn this industry into a live and active industry on the international setting.
Due to importance of the building industry exhibition and high capacities of this industry, we have predicted that one other exhibition is to be built in near of Imam Khomeini airport and we are to be taken 150 hectares of land in there, Mr. Nematzadeh also emphasized on the necessity of holding two building industry exhibitions and said.
Due to high reception of participants, Tehran International Exhibition does not have the capacity more than this and it is needed to build another exhibition that it has a capacity about two to three times of Tehran International Exhibition, he said.