The plant has been designated as Iran's first development project in copper industry.
President Khatami also inspected various parts of the Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex.
The president is accompanied by Minister of Industries and Mines Es'haq Jahangiri and the head of the Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organization.
The project will add to the production capacity of Sarcheshmeh Copper Condensation Factory in Kerman by 160,000 tons a year.
The second phase of the plant is scheduled to increase the output to 350,000 tons annually by the end of the Fourth Development Plan (March 2010).
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