The Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly stressed that the government is expected to submit a bill as soon as possible to systematize the production and extraction of digital currencies to confuse the four ministries.
According to Arzdigital and quoted by ISNA, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in the public session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly this morning (Sunday) and during the review of the report of the Minister of Energy regarding the causes of the recent blackouts stated:
First of all, I would like to thank the workers, specialists and all the hard workers in the lower levels of the ministry, and God bless them all. They are trying their best.
If the investment in the field of energy has not been done in time according to the Sixth Development Plan, today the management and responsibility of both us in the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the minister in the ministry is on, and we must advance the issues with the existing problems.
The Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly further stated that the Eleventh Assembly has done something for the Ministry of Energy in the field of investment, which is unprecedented in the budget for the last 40 years:
This shows that the parliament is paying attention to this issue. We know that this year’s decision will not be effective within a month, but we expect it to be taken seriously. We are now in a recession and a significant portion of our industries are semi-closed. Certainly, if these industries want to start their activities, their first need is energy.
Qalibaf further emphasized:
On the other hand, we see confusion in the field of management between ministries. For example, there is confusion in the basic items between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, and now these problems have arisen. There is also multifaceted confusion in the discussion of cryptocurrencies. The issue of Ramzarz production goes back to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade.
The issue of its exchange goes back to the Central Bank if it is considered a currency, and to the Ministry of Economy if it is considered a digital asset, and the issue of its energy supply goes back to the Ministry of Energy. Our question to the government is why the government does not submit a bill to the Islamic Consultative Assembly to organize this part, which includes four ministries, for a place that consumes 2,000 megawatts of electricity and has a high volume of foreign exchange or digital assets.
The Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly stated:
In such important issues, the government bill must be submitted, and unfortunately, the government fails to submit the bill. This is a matter for the government. The 11th government criticized the previous government, which had entrusted the issuance of licenses to credit institutions to the Ministry of Cooperatives, which ultimately led to 36,000 billion tomans of damage to the treasury. Today, we are still confused in the field of cryptocurrencies.
Qalibaf went on to point out the need for the government to introduce a bill to systematize the extraction of digital currencies:
We in the Islamic Consultative Assembly have a plan ready, but we think that the government should present a bill on a very important issue, or at least comment on the consideration of the plan. The government is expected to enter the field seriously. On the other hand, even today, the private sector that generates electricity does not receive its money on time. How do we expect those for whom we do not pay to continue to produce?
The Islamic Consultative Assembly has allocated good funds to solve this issue, which should be taken into account, but in the end I must say that our expectation from you, who knew we had a shortage of 3,000 megawatts, was not to be surprised for at least three weeks. Cut off industries and the administrative sector without prior notice. This is a clear mismanagement. The government is expected to submit a bill to regulate the cryptocurrencies as soon as possible.