News ID: 302115
Published: 0106 GMT April 13, 2021

Iran inaugurates six water, electricity projects

Iran inaugurates six water, electricity projects

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated six water and electricity projects worth about $122.5 million via a videoconference call on Tuesday.

The projects which included an electricity supply project, a water treatment plant, and a water supply project were inaugurated in Khuzestan, Mazandaran and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces, IRNA reported.

Out of the six projects, three projects were put into operation in southwestern Khuzestan Province, two projects were in southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province and one project was inaugurated in the northern Mazandaran Province.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the energy minister said, “For the current [Iranian] year, we have planned to launch 290 large projects in the water and electricity industry across the country.”

To complete these 290 projects, more than 65,000 billion tomans (about $2.6 billion) of investment will be made, Ardakanian noted.

The minister went on to say that 173 projects, with an investment of more than 43,000 billion tomans ($1.7 billion), will be completed by the end of the 12th government in August.

To launch three irrigation networks in a total area of over 10,000 hectares, 13 water treatment plants, as well as 19 wastewater treatment plants, 10 thermal power plants, 25 small-scale power plants, and 21 renewable power plants are among the projects that will be put into operation by March 2022, he said.

The official continued: Electricity supply to 206 villages across the country, operation of 36 substations and power transmission lines, as well as water supply to more than 400 villages, each with a population of over 300 people, are other projects that will be completed by the Energy Ministry.


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