Apr 16 2012
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President: Iran also plans to build Persian Gulf - central cities canal
In recent years, rainfall rate has decreased in Iran and droughts intensified, Ahmadinejad said. At this rate forests will disappear in Iran after 50.
Ahmadinejad has announced the creation of new projects to optimize water consumption in the country and the rational use of boundary waters.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday morning arrived in the province of Mazandaran, where a solemn ceremony of laying of a major project to irrigate provinces of Simnan, Yazd, Kirman with waters of the Caspian Sea was held.
The first phase envisages construction of a plant for seawater desalination with capacity of 200 million cubic meters. Then a water pipeline to deliver desalinated water to the province of Simnan, Qom and Isfahan will be built.
The project also envisages construction of a hydroelectric power station, pumping stations, power transmission lines and a reservoir.
Responsibility for the implementation of this project rests with the construction unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Khatam al Anbiya.
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