Cement production to climb, Iran

Cement production to climb, Iran
Published: 07 February 2005

Minister of Industries and Mines Es’haq Jahangiri said that Iran’s cement production capacity will rise to more than 70Mt by 2010 which is the final year of the fourth five-year economic development plan (2005-10).

Jahangiri said at a ceremony to launch the implementation of a cement project in this southeastern Iranian provincial city, that Iran’s current cement production capacity stands at 32Mt.

Iran’s common borders with Afghanistan and Iraq provides a suitable chance for setting up cement markets in the two neighboring states, he said. The minister said the two countries depend on Iran for their cement needs.