TEHRAN (Iran News) – President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated four big copper industry projects in Kerman Province via a video conference on Thursday.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of industrial projects in Kerman Province, Managing Director of National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO) Ardeshir Sa’d Mohammadi announced that his country is eyeing production of 400,000 tons of copper annually after the inauguration of the projects by Rouhani, reported Fars News Agency.
He also expressed the hope that the national capacity to produce copper would reach 550,000 tons a year within the next four years.
NICICO has planned to move in line with the global economy in order to have a share in the world market as Iranian copper has a fine quality and is well known worldwide, Sa’d Mohammadi said.
Some 252 million euros have been invested in the project in the Khatoonabad copper smelting complex and three other projects in the province.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, President Rouhani said that the landmark national projects in the country are a strong response to arrogant powers by Iranian workers, entrepreneurs, and officials.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews