20th Mines Congress, good opportunity for Iran
Reporting the Public Relations of the Geological Survey of Iran, speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the congress...
Iranian Minister of Industries and Mines Ali-Reza Tahmasbi said that selection of Iran to host the 20th Global Mines Congress provides an appropriate opportunity to introduce Iran's potentials in the mining sector to the world.
Reporting the Public Relations of the Geological Survey of Iran, speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the congress, he referred to Iran's expertise in the field and said that the mining operations conducted in the country's mines have resulted in the discovery of 60 types of minerals and a reserve of 50 bln tons.
"Necessary grounds were created for foreign participation in the field during the Third Development Plan (2000-2005) as well as the fourth five-year plan.
"The new laws protecting and attracting foreign investment present the guarantees required for safe foreign investment and participation in mining projects," he added.
The inaugural ceremony of the 20th Global Mines Congress was attended by 1,500 scholars, experts and individuals involved in the mines sector.
During the five-day event, 140 articles will be presented from various world countries.
On the sidelines of the congress, the International Mines Fair is also being held at Tehran International Fairgrounds.