Iran plans to build canal from Caspian sea
A canal will be built connecting central Iranian cities and the province of Simnan with the Caspian Sea. The canal will supply the cities with two billions of water, claimed Iranian Agriculture Minister Sadig Halilian today in Damgan, Iranian Mehr news agency reports.
The main problem of Simnan is a lack of water, he said, the 70km-long channel will eliminate the problem. Research for the project has already started.
"Great changes will take place in the country's central cities and especially in Simnan with the implementation of the project," Halilian said.
The Centre of the Simnan Province, located in northern Iran, is the city of the same name. some 589,742 people live in the province..