Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched a campaign to help the survivors of the recent earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah ahead of the Persian New Year.
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 Nowruz (Persian 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, a Farsi report by ISNA said.
“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.
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Kermanshah province back in November, killing about 630 people. The operations for restoring normal life to the quake-hit areas are still underway.