Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.6 Additional Services


The main cities of Iran, especially Tehran, have the highest access to various services. However, the quality and availability of logistic and infrastructure services decrease as the distance from the main cities increases. Smaller cities and rural areas may face challenges in obtaining these services or may not have them at all.

For more information on company contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Additional Services Contact List.


There are around 215,000 hotel bedrooms (including all hotels, motels, hotel apartments etc.) available in the whole of Iran, which is a combination of 1,025 hotels (from 1 to 5 stars), 525 hotel apartments, and 4,000 tourist suits and compounds. 

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Electricity and Power

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The power sector in Iran is largely controlled by the government, through the Ministry of Energy and its subsidiaries, such as TAVANIR, which is responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. However, the government also allows private participation in the sector, through independent power producers (IPPs), build-operate-transfer (BOT) contracts, and power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Today, Iran generates 90% of its electricity. Iran is wealthy in resources with the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves and the fourth-largest verified crude oil reserves Most of the electricity production in Iran is from fossil gas and oil sources, and a small share of it is related to hydropower, coal, renewable and nuclear energy sources.

It is worth mentioning that, Iran is the world's largest energy subsidizer, leading to highly wasteful consumption patterns.

Financial Services

There are 29 banks in Iran with 22,818 branches in different parts of the country. Whether owned by the government or private, all banks are operating under the supervision of the central banks of Iran. Despite the wide range of different banks in Iran, given the competition among the banks, all of them almost provide similar financial services. Due to international sanctions on the Iranian banking system, currently, there are no international banking services available in Iran and the only exception is related to international humanitarian activities in Iran such as UN and INGOs.

Banks usually do not provide currency exchange services and in case of providing the services, it will be quite expensive. Most of the banks also have an exchange office that is responsible for related services. There are also several exchange offices in the main cities that are not related to the banks.

Pasargad Bank

Below is the assessment of Pasargad Bank. As all the financial services provide similar services, below assessment is conducted for one of the private banks but the result is almost true for other service providers.


Company Overview

Company Name

Pasargad Bank


For bank branches please refer to the bank website.




(max / min transfer or exchange amounts, etc.)

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number?


Bank has the mentioned numbers but currently due to the sanctions, international banking services are not available.

Provides currency exchange?


Pasargad Exchange office is providing related services.

Will initiate / receive wire transfers?



Provides Loan / Credit services?



Other Comments or Key Information

Other information related to the bank are available in the bank website.



Other Locations


Service Location(s)

The main office of the Pasargad bank:

No 430, Mirdamad BLVD, Tehran, Iran

Clearing and Forwarding Agents

A number of transporters are also freight forwarders. For contact information on freight forwarding agents, please see the following link: 4.8 Iran Transporter Contact List

Construction, Material Handling & Power Generation Equipment

The availability of construction, freight/material handling, and power generation equipment for rent or lease varies depending on factors such as location, demand, and market conditions. Construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and cranes are commonly available for rent or lease from equipment rental companies and dealerships across the country.  Similarly, freight and material handling equipment, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and conveyor systems, are also readily available for rent or lease mostly in industrial zones.

Postal and Courier Services

Iran's post office has branches in all cities of Iran and provides national and international post services. There are also several private companies that provide courier and international post services.

Printing and Publishing

There are several printing service providers in the country with good printing quality. It should be noted that most of the well established printing companies are around Tehran as the business concentration is in this city.

Taxi Companies

There is one governmental company in Iran for taxis (which has yellow cab taxis). Within the past few years, electronic taxis have become very popular in Iran with the main services provided by two Iranian companies called Snap and Tapsi. There are also private companies in Iran for taxi services. For contact information for taxi companies, please see the following link: 4.11 Iran Additional Services Contact List

Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance/Workshops

Equipment maintenance services are widely available across various sectors, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. These services encompass preventive maintenance, repairs, and technical support for a wide range of equipment, from heavy machinery to industrial machinery and vehicles. Companies specializing in equipment maintenance operate throughout the country, providing reliable and professional services to businesses and industries.


Vehicle Rental

There are several agents in Iran for rental vehicles. Different types of vehicles are available for rent based on requirements. For more information on vehicle rental contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Iran Additional Services Contact List


Medical Logistics Specific Services

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) has executive responsibility for health and medical education within the Iranian government and the MOHME Department of Medical Equipment supervises imports of medical equipment, its import and distribution is mostly handled by the private sector.

Access to the international market for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment is facilitated through various suppliers and subcontractors.


Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

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