IMIDRO chief steps down
Chairman of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) Mehdi Karbasian resigned on Thursday.
According to Fars News Agency, Karbasian quit his post as the head of IMIDRO following the ratification of a legislation requiring retired employees to quit their posts.
The important new retirement law, approved by the Guardian Council and enacted by the Iranian Parliament, could effectively put an end to the decades-long practice of reemployment of some government employees upon their retirement.
Karbasian announced his resignation during a recent meeting in Tehran with senior IMIDRO officials.
He added that Ardeshir Sa’ad Mohammadi, the deputy head of IMIDRO for mines and mining industries development, will replace him temporarily.
IMIDRO is a major state-owned holding company active in the mining sector in Iran.
IMIDRO has eight major companies and 55 operational subsidiaries active in steel, aluminum, copper, cement and mineral exploitation fields.
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