Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a resident population of nearly 9 million and a base population of more than 12 million people, benefits from a valuable cultural and historical heritage, with diverse natural and climatic conditions (four seasons), as the focal point of the country's economic activity, possessing appropriate infrastructures and facilities for tourism, cultural, financial and economic, information, communication, transportation, educational, research, health and medical treatment activities. Along with benefiting from a young and educated human asset and easy access to energy resources and also utilizing new policy and management approaches Tehran today is recognized as a city with numerous economic potentials and opportunities so that this great metropolis in West Asia can be called the “City of Opportunities”.
Today, Tehran is on the threshold of a new round of urban development, an era in which the viability of the city and satisfaction of citizens are top priorities. This is a path that cannot be taken except through participation of powerful domestic and foreign private sectors. The Municipality of Tehran, adopting a "win-win" approach and welcoming innovative and creative ideas, is ready for partnership with the private sector and utilizing new public-private partnership (PPP) in various areas, including Waste Management, New, Clean and Renewable Energy, Air Pollution Control, Development of Public and Clean Transportation, Development of Technology Services and Smart City, Development of Tourism Infrastructures and Facilities, Development of Entertainment, Cultural and Artistic Spaces, Promotion of Health Services and Sports , Renovation of Worn-out Fabrics and Development of Business Space.
Here, as the mayor and on behalf of citizens and urban management of Tehran, I would like to welcome all of you and wish you a very pleasant and memorable stay here in Tehran.