Iran announces number of mines restored in Kermanshah province
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
The activity of seven mines was restored in Kermanshah province (western Iran) in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020), said Ezzatollah Haseli, deputy chairman of the province’s Industries, Mine and Trade Organization, Trend reports citing the organization’s website.
According to Haseli, feldspar, marble, silicon and bitumen mines are among the recovered mines.
Haseli added that in total, 350,000 tons of mining materials will be extracted from these seven mines.
The official said that 100 billion rials (about $2.38 million) were spent to restore the mines and that 40 people were employed.
There are more than 300 mines in Iran's Kermanshah province.
In total, Iran extracted 410 million tons of mining materials last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020). The country plans to increase its extractable mining reserves to 60 billion tons.