A hot mix asphalt production plant has been established in Qazvin Province’s Alamut region, Managing Director of Qazvin Roads and Urban Development Organization Masoud Haqlotfi said.
The plant, with a capacity to produce 150 tons of asphalt per hour, has been established by Kandovan Pars Company, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development reported on its website. According to Haqlotfi, the company is in contract with the organization to renovate roads in eastern and western parts of Alamut. The official noted that the region is a mountainous and attractive travel destination and requires frequent road maintenance. According to Chairman of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization Davoud Keshavarzian, Iran’s asphalt production exceeds domestic demand by more than 115 million tons. “We need close to 25 million tons of asphalt per year for road maintenance. The municipalities use a further 10 million tons. This is while 900 asphalt producers in Iran churn out more than 150 million tons every year,” he was quoted as saying on the sidelines of the Ninth International Exhibition of Bitumen, Asphalt, Insulation and Related Machinery, aka BAIEX 2018, held in Tehran last month.
Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani said that the imports of 148 new commodities has been banned by the ministry to rise the number of such items to 1487, IRIB reported on Tuesday.
Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari on Tuesday outlined the chamber’s suggested changes for amending the country’s budget bill.
Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani said 390 trillion rials (nearly $9.3 billion) is required to finish unfinished projects with over 60 percent physical progress, Shata reported.
Some 3000 megawatts (MW) capacity of new power plants have been added to the country’s electricity network in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) to supply the demands in the summer peak period, IRNA reported on Tuesday quoting an official with the energy ministry.
Head of Iran-Armenia Joint Chamber of Commerce Hervic Yarijanyan said that Yerevan is working on plans to establish new trade relations with Tehran based on national currencies.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined the US failure to zero his country's oil exports, saying that Washington has been defeated by Iran's smart moves.