According to NCC report, on April 30, 2022, coinciding with the commemoration of Persian Gulf National Day; Dr. Seyed Massoud Mirkazemi said: "Persian Gulf National Day is a great day on which our independence was achieved by the zealous people of the southern region and made the aggressors to leave Iran”.
He stated that NCC should prevent use of fake names for Persian Gulf. He also explained that NCC should prevent from deceit and falsification of Persian Gulf name by providing documents continuously, and taking serious actions in the media and international assemblies.
Head of Plan and Budget Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stating that the role of NCC must get highlighted in the annual budgets, added: " Due to the role given to the provinces and the Provincial Planning Councils, spatial information has become significantly important, so in this regard NCC can help providing services needed by the provinces. "
Pointing out that economic growth was targeted in 1401, the Vice President stated: "The subject of land-use planning should be formulated in such a way as to correspond to the resources, nature, potentials and God-given capacities in that province. In this regard, the role of NCC is very important and NCC structure should be renewed in the provinces. "
Dr. Mirkazemi, emphasizing that NCC should be more active in the plans for 1401 and the seventh development plan, added: " In this regard, the NCC should provide the desired and complementary information to planners to make optimal use of the capacities of NCC. "
Emphasizing the need to use all the capacities of the country in NCC, he said: "All the potential of the country should be used and the technical and specialized capabilities of NCC should be strengthened more than before." If there is a need for outsourcing; the capacity of the private sector should also be used. "
Head of Plan and Budget Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, referring to the importance of using knowledge-based capacities in the country, said: "If there are companies that can help the NCC in the field of knowledge-based, definitely this capacity and modern technologies should be taken to provide users with more accurate and comprehensive information since without accurate information, planning becomes difficult and costs will definitely be imposed on the country. "
The vice president added: "Try to use the latest technologies, because if we move based on accurate information, the country's planning will be more comprehensive. "
Referring to the necessity to use satellite information in the NCC, Dr. Mirkazemi stated: "The country must move toward self-sufficiency in the field of satellite information, and in this regard, the first steps have been taken and NCC in the same way use the information of native satellites to prepare a map. "
Head of Plan and Budget Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stating that NCC should meet the country's needs in all fields, continued: " NCC should provide national leadership in this field and provide the necessary services within the standard framework to in order that existing capacities of the country be used and more accurate and complete information should be provided to users."
Noting that the issue of marine information is very important, the Vice President added: "It is very important to be pioneer in providing information on the country waters basin and the sea, not needing foreigners and completing information, because we can provide the information to the organizations and companies to use them for preventing events."
In another part of his speech, he referred to the issue of drought and said: "Drought and land subsidence is a serious issue that must be informed in this regard to the governors, the provincial planning council and the plan and budget organizations in the provinces, and also the necessary warnings should be given at the national level in order to be available to the national media. "
Dr. Mirkazemi, stating that water productivity in the country is very low, added: “In the agreements of 1401 with the Ministry of Agriculture -Jihad on cultivation management and water management, indicators have been set that the warnings of NCC are very important in this regard. "
The Head of Plan and Budget Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, noting that national atlases are very valuable, he added : "the schedule should be set for reviewing and updating the national atlases and it should be one of the main programs of NCC. "
In conclusion, Dr. Mir Kazemi emphasized empowering and knowledge-based of NCC and also the main role of NCC in provincial planning as well as the seventh development plan.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Mirkazemi unveiled the National Water Atlas produced by National Cartographic Center and visited various technical departments of NCC as well as the process of producing maps and spatial information.