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Masoumeh Aghapour Alishahi, a member Islamic ConsultativeAssembly, visited site No. 2 of the Crouse Part Manufacturing Company, and theexecutives from various departments, production lines, centers for design andmanufacturing of industrial machinery provided information and description ofthe enterprise.

Alishahi said that one of the strengths of this auto partmanufacturing company is the use of new technologies in the part makingindustry and "we can localize auto parts and acquire know-how of technologiesto see practically the self-sufficiency in its original position in ourcountry, and also we can see in this supply chain from the simple wire to themost sophisticated devices, and we should be proud."

The representative of Shabestar city in Iran Parliament pointedout that besides the procurement of raw materials for these production lines,as well as the change of technology and reconstruction, "there are casesthat we should pay particular attention to: The parliament and the governmentshould pass laws on these matters in order to protect the industries, as wellas promote and enhance the auto part manufacturing industry".

She also pointed out to the use of a large percentage of thefemale workforce in Crouse manufacturing Company and said: 70% of the humanresources are women, and this is a strong point for Crouse to have a feminineand sophisticated view in production lines which leads to go forward at thelevel of international standards.

"I suggest that the technology used at Crouse be displayed soreduce reliance on foreign demand and markets, and we should export thefinished products to neighboring countries, especially the newly independentcountries, either to transfer technology know-how or to export," she said.

The member of the Economic Commission in Islamic ConsultativeAssembly said: "The automotive industry has different advantages for thecountry in many respects, which is of particular importance to us, and one ofthese is employment. Other aspects include economic self-sufficiency, whichthen helps the 'resilience economy' and also reduce the need to foreigncurrencies. These are enough aspects that make it imperative to support theautomotive industry", said Alishahi.

Emphasizing on the fact that mere slogan for privatization of theautomobile industry should be put aside and instead it must be pursuedpractically and pragmatically, Alishahi said: Supporting automobile industrydoes not mean that the industry be run by the state, because we have witnessedthat this industry became political and no longer managed by expertise; whicheventually suffered a huge blow. Unfortunately, we all chant slogans that weshould move towards privatizing the automotive industry, but if it reallyhappens, many of the problems in the industry will be resolved, and the resultwill be satisfactory.

And in the end she pointed out that "Crouse is a verysuccessful example of a private company that has to be introduced throughvarious media and must be heard by authorities. The company has high standardsand all of its machinery is the best and most up-to-date in the world, theyalso have a strong workforce and have created excellent employmentopportunities for women, helping to prevent social harm. We now have to supportthis company and the parliament is working to strengthen the privatesector."