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Interview with Jalinus, Mesbah

Childhood and educational background; origins and history of Iran’s electricity networks; development of a national electricity network; linkages between Iran’s electricity network and other sectors of the economy; balance sheet of Iran’s electricity networking; planning for increase in electricity production and distribution; problems of bureaucratic reform in Iran; recollections of Amir Abbas Hoveyda and Mansur Rowhani; on influence peddling in acquisition of government contracts; on the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), its structure and mode of operation; reminiscences of Manuchehr Eqbal and his leadership style at NIOC; on the Imperial Commission and its investigation of government agencies.

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