CHAPTER FOUR: Knowledge based development
> Article 43
In view of the significance of knowledge, technology and skills as the most essential factors in creation of value added in modern economy, government is charged with taking the following measures in this respect:
A.Revising and reformulating research, technological and educational policies and strategies in order to enhance accountability of the scientific, research and educational centers of the country to the social, cultural and industrial demands and working in an increasingly competitive milieu of the global arena during the first year of the fourth plan.
B.Preparation of comprehensive plans for scientific and technological development of the country (especially the high scientific level technology and the globally prevailing technology) in different sectors, during the first year of the fourth plan.
C.To foresee necessary initiatives aimed at maximum utilization of the national and regional potentials in the fields of information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology, environmental aerospace and nuclear technologies.
D. Reexamination of the structure and renovation of the processes of research and human science education, social and cultural studies, aiming at qualitative development and professionalizing research in the said fields and creating theorization capability in the social fields at the global level, as well as meeting the needs of decision making in the country's executive agencies, during the first year of the fourth plan.
> Article 44
In order to set up an information society and guarantee a secured, and inexpensive accessibility of the citizens to the needed information, government is charged with taking the following measures:
A.Promote investment in production and supply of various types of text and information in Farsi and in a computerized environment, with emphasis on the potentials of the private and cooperative
B.Take necessary initiatives in order to attain a proper stake in the
international information and communications market by taking advantage of the country's regional communication opportunity through development of national internet/information centers and development of communication infrastructure, placing emphasis on resources and potentials of the private and cooperative sectors and attraction of international participation.
C. Prepare and approve a strategic plan document for establishing security in the production environment and exchange of the county's information in computerized environment by the end of the first year of the fourth plan.