(MENAFN) During the past Iranian calendar year 1401, Khorasan Razavi province in northeastern Iran witnessed the revival of 46 previously idle mines, according to an announcement made by a provincial official. Mehdi Hadi, the head of the mines affairs office in the province's Industry, Mining, and Trade Department, further revealed that there are currently 483 idle mines in the region, highlighting the potential for further revitalization efforts.
The revival of idle mines and mining units has been a significant focus of the current government, and the measures taken have led to the successful reactivation of 682 idle mines across the country in the past two years. This concerted effort underscores the government's commitment to tapping into the nation's mineral resources and promoting a thriving mining sector.
In terms of the distribution of revived mines, Yazd province takes the lead with 100 revived mines, followed by Markazi with 97, Isfahan with 51, Hormozgan with 48, Zanjan with 43, and East Azarbaijan with 41. These provinces have shown commendable progress in revitalizing their mining sector, demonstrating their dedication to unlocking the economic potential of their mineral resources.
Additionally, Kerman province stands out with the revival of 35 mining units, while Ardebil, Mazandaran, and Fars provinces have each successfully revived 25 mining units, marking substantial contributions to the overall revitalization efforts in the country.
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