Azerbaijan, Iran develop project to prevent mudslides and floods at border-rivers

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Azerbaijan and Iran developed a project to use common technical rules for conducting shore protection at rivers and building and fixing dams to prevent mudslides and floods at border-rivers, according to Iranian Energy Ministry's Boundary Rivers and Shared Water Resources Department Head, Jabbar Vatanfada.

He said the meeting held in Tabriz discussed construction of dams, conducting shore protection, as well as, the changes in the riverbeds of Astarachay, Bolgarchay and Araz border-rivers.

Vatanfada said that prior to this the mentioned works were carried out in line with the technical rules and standards, which sometimes, harmed the opposite side.

Therefore a joint project was prepared for using common technical rules.

Vetenfeda also added that the above-mentioned works provide implementation of common standards in both countries. A joint technical commission was established in order to define and use these standards.

He said the project will be signed after being reviewed by the relevant bodies of both countries.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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