0927 GMT February 21, 2019
Khodadad Gharibpour noted that initially, the organization's priorities need to be identified, adding, "Today, our priority is to complete the projects that are [currently] under implementation."
He underlined that project managers and company directors are responsible for resolving the current problems and follow up the process to achieve the desired results.
IMIDRO will only step in when necessary, Gharibpour added.
"At present, we are facing a financial bottleneck. Helping the launched projects operate at full (nominal) capacity will be among our most important moves. Although [unilateral US sanctions] have put partial pressure on our efforts to finance [projects] and purchase equipment, we can still prevent a hike in such costs by diversifying our purchasing models."
On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed between Iran and P5+1 in July 2015, and reimposed the unilateral sanctions in two phases — both already in place — on Tehran.
Gharibpour stressed that IMIDRO has organized a financial committee to meet the requirements of domestic projects and production units.
He said in a meeting with Iran's Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Farhad Dejpasand that the domestic mining sector is capable of attracting part of the $380.95-billion liquidity available in the country.