Nearly 27m tons of copper ore extracted in 2 months
Tehrantimes - As reported, the two-month copper ore extraction shows a 13-percent fall from the figure of the same period of time in the past year.
Copper ore extraction also fell five percent to 14.888 million tons in the second month of this year from that of the previous year.
Four development projects worth 40 trillion rials (about $952.3 million) were inaugurated last month in the copper sector of Kerman Province in the southeast of Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani put the projects into operation through video conference.
The projects inaugurated in Khatoon Abad Copper Complex included increasing the capacity of copper smelting in the complex, building a copper concentrate storage, construction of a sulfuric acid production plant, and an oxygen supplying unit.