EghtesadOnline: A total of 26,618 permits for the establishment, exploration and exploitation of industrial and mineral projects were issued during the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), data published by the Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade showed.
According to the Persian economic newspaper Donya-e-Eqtesad, the number of permits for the establishment of industrial projects stood at 20,767, indicating a 22% rise compared to the year before. Industrial operation permits increased 3.5% year-on-year to reach 5,851.
In the mining sector, 998 exploration permits were issued, indicating a 25.5% rise year-on-year.
The number of mineral exploration and exploitation permits rose 7% and 12% to 523 and 756 respectively, according to Financial Tribune.
The mineral exploitation permits created 5,983 jobs, up 47.5% compared to the year before.