The contribution of processing to the growth of mining benefits
Member of Parliament's Committee on Industries and Mines: When minerals are exported raw, job opportunities are diminished and the value added goes out and easily available to other countries.
According to the International Stone Exhibition of Iran, the decline in oil revenues is the best way to generate revenue for the country.
Minerals, as an important source of income for the country, are among the sectors that boost the country's financial and exchange capacity. In the export of mineral products, we should pay attention to the fact that they are processed and not exported in the raw form. Although exports of minerals have increased this year compared to last year, the amount of foreign exchange earnings has declined, one of the reasons being higher exports of raw materials than in the previous year.
When minerals are exported raw, job opportunities are diminished, and the added value is lost on us and easily available to other countries. So we should not sell the country's wealth at the lowest price and deprive it of its benefits. Let's not forget that if we take the share of future generations out of the country, we have in fact offered hundreds of jobs to other countries and taken the easiest route.
Reza Alizadeh, Member of Parliament's Committee on Industries and Mines