IMIDRO Seeks $3b Loan From NDFI
EghtesadOnline: The mining sector needs to borrow $3 billion from the National Development Fund of Iran for its development and growth, says the head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization.
Mehdi Karbasian added that with the grant of this loan, the organization will be able to attract up to $9 billion in private sector investment. As reported by IMIDRO’s Public Relations Office, Karbasian believes the mining sector’s growth is closely tied to stimulating demand in the construction sector and boosting consumption of steel, aluminum, cement and iron ore, according to Financial Tribune. The NDFI, Iran’s sovereign wealth fund, was created in the 2000s to save up oil revenues to develop Iran and invest overseas for future generations.