Iran unveils steel national atlas
- Iran's first national atlas of steel industries was put on display in Tehran on Sunday.
Complied by the Association of Iranian Steel Producers in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the book was unveiled during a ceremony attended by the deputy minister, Mehdi Karbasian.
The idea of preparing this atlas was first raised by the ministry and was developed by the Association of Iranian Steel Producers. It has been published in the form of a book and maps.
Iran is the biggest steel producer in the Middle East and North Africa region, despite cruel economic sanctions against the country's steel industry.
According to the latest report released by the World Steel Association, Iran's total steel production during the first five months of 2015 amounted to 6.82 million tons, showing a growth of 3% compared with the same period last year.
In the first five months of 2014, Iran had produced 6.608 million tons of steel, according to the report.
Iran's total steel production in 2014 also witnessed a 6.6 percent increase compared to a year earlier, in which the figure had jumped by 6 percent.
Earlier in February, a master plan devised by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) was released, showing that the country is planning to raise its capacity to produce steel by 11.6 million tons with the collaboration of a number of domestic and foreign companies.
The Islamic Republic's main steel production facilities are located in Isfahan and Khuzestan provinces.
Publish date : Monday 6 July 2015 21:12
Story Code: 25868