Based on the census by Statistical Center of Iran in year 2016 more than 73 thousand people were habitants in Assaluyeh port. However, according to narrative by Bushehr provincial government authorities and regarding the increasing expansion of gas and oil projects by the government and private sector we could also estimate habitants in Assaluyeh more than one hundred thousand people on the verge of year 2021 (1400).
Assaluyeh is the energy treasure of Iran. This port town plays an
undeniable role in the process of economic and industrial development of the
Islands and port towns of our country are more vulnerable in
confronting with epidemic diseases due to scarcity as well as cross-border
communications and land border constraints. In the fall and winter of last year
which our country got involved in the corona pandemic, port towns such as Assaluyeh
as well as islands were not kept safe against Corona damage. Presence of non-
native and non- Iranian forces could also create unpredictable consequences for
the pandemic in the region.
South Pars Gas-Condensate field has also gathered a diverse
demographic composition in Assaluyeh region due to the employment of
specialists in the field of energy industry.
From the beginning of dissemination and outbreak of Corona disease
in Bushehr province, we have witnessed many warnings from the medical staff of
this province and the senior officials of the University of Medical Sciences.
In the last winter, public relation manager of Jam Petrochemical
Complex announced the safety of the production space and staff in that time
period, and added in explanation of such activities: alongside the safety
creation of production space and executing the programs by the Ministry of
Health and Medical Education, a crisis committee has also been constituted
inside the company for preventive actions against the outbreak of Coronavirus
in the company.
Ehsan Pouri has also added in explaining new procedures for
confronting the virus: controlling entrance and exit gates, thermometry at
company entry points, reducing working hours of the entire staff other than the
working shifts and implementing the “14 days off, 14 days on” plan for monthly
workers are considered as the taken actions in order to prevent the
He stated: the command for absence of the staff with Qom and other
cities involved with the disease as the main origin in work place, assigning 2
weeks leave to the staff whom are suffering from high risk diseases such as
diabetes, pulmonary and heart problems and the staff with more than 57 years
age are also the other taken measures in order to combat the coronavirus.
Pouri also said: removing the commutes, meetings and the entire
unnecessary measures and providing and installing disinfectants, closing the
restaurant and skipping meals other than breakfast are also the other actions
which have taken place until now.
He announced: Continuous disinfection of dormitories, toilets and
staff buses, suspending the activities of all contractors until the end of
Nowruz holidays, sending daily health messages with preventing and preserving
contents are the other preventive actions which have been continuously
performed until now.
Due to the mentioned reasons, existence of the epidemic in South
Pars region is dangerous. In the last autumn, Dr. Keshmiri, President of
Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, and in an interview with IRNA news
agency, described the epidemic situation in Assaluyeh industrial zone as
critical. Due to the same reason, Jam Petrochemical Complex, as a mighty
complex under Country State Pension Fund, tried to obtain a great share in
confronting Corona in this region by mobilizing its facilities and funds.
According to the evaluation of the officials of Bushehr University
of Medical Sciences and the medical staff of Bushehr governorate, the strategic
Council of Petrochemicals located in Assaluyeh has spent more than 400 billion
Rials for confronting Corona, in which Jam Petrochemical Complex has
fortunately a serious attention to immunizing its staff and the habitants in
the region by relying on the strategy of protecting the work environment from
any specific pests.
Also, the strategic Council of Petrochemicals of Pars zone has
taken action to vastly distribute student tablets among towns of South Pars
Region in order to help the students and families living there whom faced a
stop in educational process with the closure of schools due to Corona, by
spending the amount more than 33 billion Rials.
Continuing the health care and preventive measures against virus’s
outbreak, an extensive detoxification in Jam Petrochemical working areas and
also living places of Assaluyeh residents was done through granting sanitary
facilities such as distribution of masks and sanitary gloves in all workshop
environments of the company along with extensive disinfection via detergents
and anti-coronary solutions in the living and working environment of personnel,
and it has fortunately achieved considerable success against Corona.
In this regard, and considering the living problems of Imam
Khomeini Relief Foundation clients in Pars Special Economic Energy Zone, an
exercise of donating special livelihood packages was executed in two stages.
The exercise in Assaluyeh was done in partnership with Pars Special
Economic Energy Zone and the companies based in the region such as Jam
The second stage of the faithful donation exercise includes the
provision and distribution of one thousand and six hundred and fifty livelihood
packages with the value of 8 billion Rials, in which the stage was held with
partnership of Pars Special Economic Energy Zone, South Pars Gas-Condensate
field, petrochemical complexes of Pars, Jam, Pad Jam Polymer, Arya Sasol and Assaluyeh
city and village councils.
Livelihood packages granted by Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation of Assaluyeh
city contain rice, cooking oil, pasta, types of legumes, pastes and dates which
were distributed among the patients of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation of Assaluyeh
Previously and during the first stage of the faithful donation
exercise, number of one thousand and three hundred livelihood packages were
distributed among the patients of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation of Assaluyeh
Sense of social responsibility alongside with paying attention to
the health of human capital of Jam Petrochemical Complex during the last year
resulted in successful management of this industrial complex in confronting
In such a way that the employees of this company, local authorities
and residents of the region believe that it is possible to clean and secure the
area and personnel through the help and support of this company in the one-year
fight against a dangerous epidemic.
According to the hopeful statements of Dr. Mirza Kouchaki, Doctor
of Assaluyeh Oil Health Department, the rate of corona casualties in this
industrial area is rather much lower than in other parts of the country.
This appropriate situation of medical health in Assaluyeh is a sequel of collective participation of medical staff, large industrial
institutions and companies and the efforts of the people of the region, that we
see such a situation exclusively in this part of the country.