CHAPTER NINE: Cultural Development
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With the intention of promoting the economy of culture, increasing employment, improving quality of goods and services, competitiveness, creating new resources, fair distribution of cultural products and services, and laying proper foundation in order to inter into the international culture and art markets, as well as providing for adequate spaces for the supply of cultural products, government is bound to take the following measures:
A.Reform the laws and regulations aiming at eliminating monopolistic barriers, promoting competitiveness, preparing the ground for promoting participation of the public, non-government organizations (NGOs), professional and vocational institutions in the fields of
culture and art.
B.Take legal action required to set up non- government guarantee funds aiming at protecting productions, distribution and export of the cultural and artistic, cinematic, journalistic, and sport goods and services at the national and international levels.
C. Reckoning and enhancing share of the cultural sector in the national economy on the basis of the relevant indicators, and foreseeing an appropriate annual growth in the budget bills aiming at achieving the national standards which will be approved by the government in the first year of the fourth plan.
D. Approval and communication of the standards for utilization of the cultural, artistic, sport and tourist facilities in different parts of the country, distribution and provision of the national and provincial funds to the relevant planning divisions for each year of the fourth plan in order to arrive at the indicators and standards approved by the Council of Ministers in the first year of the fourth plan.
E.To assist development of the organizations and infrastructures required for the growth of production and distribution of the priority cultural, artistic and sport goods by the private and cooperative sectors.
F.To devise special facilities for import of the primary material, machinery and equipment needed for industries of the cultural sector, in order to achieve improved quality of the products and export of the
cultural, artistic and sport products to the global market.
G.To regulate the subsidy system of the cultural sector, giving priority to children, students, and students of the higher educations, reorienting the subsidy system from production toward consumption by all the social groups, and purchasing the cultural products.