Aluminum production in the country has strategic importance

09 February 2008 | 07:13 Code : 16698 Special News
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Minister of Industries and Mines said aluminum production in the country has....

Minister of Industries and Mines said aluminum production in the country has strategic importance, so those who are active in this sector must use all their efforts and ability to increase capacity of aluminum production upon time table.

In a visit to the Al-Mahdi Aluminum Complex on Wednesday, Ali Akbar Mehrabian said the ministry uses all its efforts to prevent decrease in production of any item.

Managing director of the complex stressed that "The unit has produced 66,000 tons of aluminum so far in the current year in which 50 percent of it has been exported and the rest has gone to the internal market."
Mehdi Saqafi said the value of exported product has been 96 million dollars.

He also presented a report on new plant dubbed as " Hormoz Al" and added the factory has had 45 percent Physical progress so far.

The cost of new plant has been evaluated as about 314 million euros.

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