Reza Rahmani added: “Currently, the production of aluminum, copper and steel is three times the country’s needs, and in this regard, last year, for the first time, the record of copper and steel production in the country was set.”
He continued: “In table production, we have 8 times the capacity of the country’s consumption and 4 times the country’s production needs, the rest of which is exported. The same trend is more or less the same for other mineral products.”
In the most important products of the mining industry, we have no problem in domestic supply
Rahmani added: “In the most important products of the mining industry, such as aluminum, copper and steel, we currently have no problems in domestic supply and exports.”
The Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, referring to the emphasis of the President and the Cabinet on mining and mineral industries, said: “Two special measures are on the agenda, in one case with the coordination of the Ministry of Economy. It will be offered and a small number will be determined and it will be announced in the coming weeks. The second case is the transfer of the zones and mines that are in the hands of the Geological Survey or in the hands of the Copper Company.
Rahmani stated: “Great measures have been taken in the mining sector and this year a revolution will be formed in the field of mine transfer.”
He added: “This measure has several good features. First, provinces such as Sistan and Baluchestan, Ardabil, Yazd and Khorasan Razavi, except for Kerman and East Azerbaijan, which were already the focus of copper production, several new provinces were explored.”
Rahmani continued: “According to initial estimates, reserves have been discovered in some of these provinces, which is equal to the previous copper reserves in the country, and in a province like Sistan and Baluchestan, it is really a big and promising event.”
He added: “Another important feature of this development program is that these measures were taken by the Ministry of Silence and without dependence on government resources in the form of a consortium consisting of 11 operating companies and Imidro and Geology Organization in the exploration department. The handing over of affairs to the people in this sector has been fully manifested, and fortunately it has been fruitful, and the existing discoveries have more than doubled as a result of these measures.
We are one of the top 10 mining countries in the world
The Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade said: “The vast country of Iran has 64 minerals and in terms of minerals, there is a special place for our country and that is why we are among the top 10 mining countries in the world.”
Rahmani emphasized: “This capacity has led the government to use the facilities to develop mineral areas, so that today our country is one of the famous countries in the field of mineral production.”
He added: “We have acquired a lot of required technical knowledge, and especially in the mining and metallurgical industries and non-ferrous metals, today their technology has become indigenous and our country has changed from an importer of mineral products to an exporter of products.”
Mining 470 million tons of minerals last year
The Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade added: “Last year, 470 million tons of minerals were extracted in the country, and this year the Ministry of Silence plans to increase this volume of production to over 500 million tons, of which about 35% is metals.” Is.