670 inactive mines reactivated since the end of March 2019
TEHRAN – The director of the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade plan for the recovery and development of small mines said more than 670 unused mines had been relaunched in the country since the program was launched in late March 2019 until September 22, 2021.
“From the start of the program until the end of [the Iranian calendar month of] Shahrivar (September 22, 2021), the identification, monitoring and prioritization of 7,000 mines and mineral areas were carried out on the basis of the comparative advantage of each province, ”Reza Azimi told IRNA on Monday.
According to Azimi, of this number, clinical operations were carried out on 1,713 mines, and solutions were provided, of which a total of 670 mines were reactivated and developed.
About fifteen mineral processing units were also supported and developed across the country as part of the program.
The Iranian Organization for the Development and Renovation of Mines and Mining Industries (IMIDRO), which is in charge of the implementation of the stimulus program, also signed 37 memoranda of understanding for investments in infrastructure projects. , scientific, research and knowledge-based within the framework of the mentioned program. , added the manager.
The organization has also introduced 62 mining companies into the Mining Investment Insurance Fund to secure facilities and eight mining startups are also supported, he said.
IMIDRO is leading the program with the aim of supplying raw materials to mineral industries, increasing production and completing the mining industry product chain, and developing and creating sustainable jobs since the beginning of the calendar year. Iranian 1398 (March 21, 2019).
As a result of this program, so far various small-scale mines including chromite, manganese, hematite and dolomite, iron ore, copper and building stone mines have been investigated. by monitoring and diagnosing mine problems and proposing solutions to resolve their problems.
In recent years, with the entry into force of new resilient economic strategies, the mining sector has become a major point of interest for the Iranian government and various organizations and bodies active in this sector have been tasked with implementing new programs to stimulate this sector.
As a major state-owned holding company active in the country’s mining sector, IMIDRO played an important role in the mentioned planning.
The organization has implemented several new programs in all major areas of the mining industry, including exploration, machinery development, extraction and revival of unused mines in the country.
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