According to the report of Public relations of IMIDRO, Sistan and Baluchestan and South Khorasan provinces are IMIDRO’s exploration priorities, Chairman of the board of IMIDRO Vajiholah Jafari emphasized.
Addressing the Sistan and Baluchestan Governor, the head of Iran’s Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration Organization, the head of Sistan and Baluchestan Industry and Mining Organization and some investors of Sistan and Baluchestan’s mines at Sistan and Baluchestan’s Mines Council, Jafari said: About 143 areas have been identified by IMIDRO and the other 12 areas have been identified by IMPASCO.
IMIDRO is conducting exploration activities with the aim of investors’ risk reduction and facilitating the investment attraction, he continued regarding IMIDRO’s governance measures.
He added that out of 480,000 square kilometers of IMIDRO’s exploration activities (along with IMPASCO) in 30 provinces, the share of Sistan and Balushestan province is 110,000 square kilometers.
Jafari declared:” activities will continue in these areas with priority on metal minerals until achieving to reserves, then with the legal methods, the opportunities will be provided for participation of private sector.”
After monitoring, 7 potential areas in the north of the province have been selected and their general exploration phase has been completed which are prone to copper, gold and iron ore reserves, he emphasized.
He continued: now, we have applied for chromite exploration license and we are waiting for it.
Deputy of Mine, Industry and trade minister noted that IMIDRO is involved in projects that the private sector is not willing to operate or their risk is high.