News ID: 210529
Published: 0159 GMT February 24, 2018

Telecom ministry launches donation campaign for Kermanshah quake-hit people

Telecom ministry launches donation campaign for Kermanshah quake-hit people
Mehr News Agency

Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched a campaign to help the survivors of the November earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah ahead of the Iranian New Year (starting on March 21).

Iran’s ICT Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi invited the IT companies in Iran to join the campaign and donate part of their budget for advertisement during the Norouz, the Iranian New Year) holidays to the quake-hit people.

In a letter, the Director General of ICT Ministry called on the ministry’s departments to adopt the required measures to this effect, ISNA reported.

“In line with the order of the ICT minister for paying serious attentions to the conditions of the Kermanshah quake’s survivors, it is up to the departments’ managers to make the legal arrangements for launching the donation campaign,” the letter read.

So far, the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), RighTel, and Mobinnet operators have joined the campaign, vowing to give their share of donation after making preliminary coordination with the ICT Ministry and Kermanshah governor-general, IFP reported.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah Province on November 12 along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing 620 people and injuring thousands in the Iranian side.

The operations for restoring normal life to the quake-hit areas are still underway

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