[EVENT]The Iranian Reinvestment and Oil Security Act (IROSA)


PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA APPROVED FOREIGN INVESTMENT


President Zhao of China has personally approved the Iranian Reinvestment and Oil Security Act (IROSA). Due to the crisis on the ground which has damaged Iran's economy, China will utilize it's immense financial, economic, and industrial clout to repair the damage and secure the pipelines against further attacks. Additionally, China will take steps to begin greater diversification of Iran's economy to protect against such recessions in the future. Should Iran's leadership accept the proposals of IROSA, China believes this recession can be counteracted relatively quickly.


I. OIL SECURITY ACT


Iran possesses five major pipelines which have been damaged due to terror attacks. China will begin a multi-billion dollar project to simultaneously repair and secure existing pipeline and bury sections of it.


A. Repair


China will deploy 5,000 engineers to assist Iranian engineers in repairing damage to the five major pipelines across the nation. China will additionally manufacture and export replacement pipelines and equipment required for installation with China's government covering 80% of the investment. The repair work will employ as many of the 28% of laid off workers as possible. China believes work to repair the pipelines can be completed within the year with the assistance of thousands of laborers. Skilled laborers will be sent from China to assist in training Iranian crews. This project is expected to cost $3 billion which China will cover entirely.

Specialized oil cleanup crews will be dispatched from China to clean up any environmental damage caused by the ruptures and will begin work training Iranian crews in the latest oil cleanup techniques so future spills can be handled properly.

As the pipelines are being repaired, a secondary project will begin which will bury large sections of the pipeline alongside existing pipeline. The goal is to bury 50-mile stretches of the pipeline with some remaining above ground but highly secured. As Chinese variants of HESCO barriers are deployed to secure existing pipeline (see below), space will be left for construction work to begin on burying the pipeline.

  • Specified depth of the pipeline will be set at five meters, which is considered deep enough to protect against above ground IED detonations.

  • Once excavation is complete, a 0.35 meter thick pre-fabricated reinforced concrete tub will be laid in sections and connected to others.

  • Once this is completed, the new pipeline will be laid within the tub with space left to one side as a service corridor. The pipeline will be mounted on special shock absorbing mounts which will protect the pipeline from seismic activity, as well as concussive force from potential surface detonations.

  • After the pipeline has been installed, prefabricated tops to the tubs will be lowered and fused onto the bottom section to completely seal the pipeline.

  • Each tub contains electrical wiring for lighting and smart seismic sensors and internal oil-leakage cameras managed by neural-networks to detect any leakages, where maintenance crews can be deployed along the tunnel to correct the leakage.

To facilitate rapid construction, China will set up multiple pre-fabrication camps near the construction locations to produce the sections in-situ. Additionally, China will capitalize on Iran's latest security deployments to request manpower for unskilled labor required for the task. China will send 25,000 excavators, dump trucks, and other earth and rock moving equipment over the course of two months along with technicians to train Iranians to utilize the equipment to further speed along construction.

The People's Republic of China Ministry of Economic Affairs has agreed to hire and dispatch 10,000 trained construction workers to Iran to assist in training work crews to complete this project.

This project is expected to cost $8 billion which China will finance half of, with the rest being paid back over a course of 20 years by Iran with no interest.


B. SECURITY OF OIL INFRASTRUCTURE


China will form a joint Iranian-Sino Security Cooperative (ISSC) with Iran which is a security force designed specifically to protect vital oil infrastructure including refineries, pipelines, storage tanks, and ports.

The first task will be to secure the existing oil infrastructure. This will be accomplished temporarily by the deployment of tens of thousands of security officers from Iran's NAJA and IRGC as noted by our Iranian friends. China will direct Chinese and Iranian laborers to begin erecting 4 meter high HESCO style barriers in two lines parallel to the pipelines. These will be erected at a distance far enough to prevent concussive effects from car bombs or other explosives from dismantling the pipeline from behind.

  • A barbed wire topped chain-link fence will be built outside the HESCO barriers with a gravel road running between the two for security patrols. Every 5 miles a guard post will be built consisting of a HESCO/fenced redoubt with storage for supplies, ammunition, and vehicle parking. Larger bases will be established at 25 mile intervals for main quarters for guard shifts.

  • The spoil to fill the HESCO barriers will be provided by digging a 4 meter deep V-shaped ditch 8 meters from the HESCO barriers. These will be lined with large and small grades of aggregate and is designed to stop vehicles from approaching the wall.

  • After this, miniature solar powered motion detectors will be installed in a field beyond the ditches to detect any movement during the night.

Part of the ISSC will see the creation of a joint aerial UAV monitoring force designed to monitor and inspect the pipelines and other infrastructure as well as be utilized for security purposes.

  • China will send a fleet of 2,700 upgraded Chengdu Pterodactyl II MALE UAV's with upgraded infrared, night vision, and UHD live video cameras to provide round the clock overflights of nationwide pipelines.

  • This force will be monitored and controlled by a joint team of Iranian and Chinese ISSC technicians with small airbases created in each region of Iran to handle these drones. This force is targeted to number 6,000.

A joint Quick Reaction Force (QRF) consisting of elite special operators will be formed to provide ten-minute reaction times to any major security breaches and will be deployed in teams of 8 throughout the national pipeline infrastructure.

Security officers of Iran will be given up-to-date training by Chinese counterparts and will see equipment upgrades to facilitate their increasingly important role. An initial shipment of 8,000 Type 024 LTV's will be sent to Iran, with additional numbers available for Iranian purchase should the need arise.

The fixed fortifications are expected to be completed within eight months with assistance from Iran's militias and police forces as well as PRCGF Engineer Units. Costs of this project will amount to $1 billion.


II. MINERAL EXPLOITATION


Iran currently contains roughly $700 billion in mineral reserves. As Africa becomes less profitable to Chinese ventures, China will begin to shift to Iran to supply its voracious mineral appetite. Iran produces a wide variety of industrial minerals and chemicals and China will seek to invest in this reserve.

Beginning immediately, China will increase annual investment into Iran's mining industry to $3.2 billion which will be utilized to modernize and expand existing mines, purchase new equipment, as well as construct new mines throughout the nation. Chinese investors will begin investing in Iranian mining companies, and Chinese-owned mining companies operating subsidiaries within the Islamic Republic. With Iran becoming one of China's most favored trade partners, this new-found investment will provide jobs to a large number of Iran's recently laid-off citizenry.

Mines will be secured by the ISSC along with critical infrastructure.


III. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE


As oil becomes less relevant due to emerging energy technologies, Iran will find itself in a situation similar to other gulf states, with the exception that their mineral industry will absorb some of the loss. Nevertheless, the loss of the oil industry will cripple Iran's economy. Therefore, China will begin an investment in Iran's future to begin diversifying their economy to head off the eventual demise of the oil industry once Peak Oil is reached.

The following actions will be offered by China to the Iranian Republic:

  • The construction of three large technical universities to begin teaching engineering, science, computer science, and mathematics to pave the way for a reorientation to high-tech industry and advanced manufacturing. The cost of this endeavor will be roughly $4 billion with half of the cost borne by the Iranians with generous repayment terms.

  • The opening of Chinese Universities to Iranian exchange students with a Chinese government backed living expense subsidy program which will enable large numbers of Iranians to attend higher education in world-renowned Universities. Their learning can then be shared within Iran.

  • The investment of Chinese companies into Iran's manufacturing industry with light high-tech manufacturing being the initial target. More technically challenging sectors will be incubated as Iran's national educational index rises and the ability to find workers becomes more easy. China is targeting a $3 billion annual investment by private corporations by starting up Chinese-owned companies and assisting Iran in creating Iranian-owned companies.

It is China's hope that all of these facets of the IROSA will provide unparalleled economic security to Iran and in the process, shore up China's own economic position by securing a stable and long-lasting supply of vital resources.

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