Iran to start water transfer plan from Araz to Orumiyeh Lake

Iran to start water transfer plan from Araz to Orumiyeh Lake

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1/Trend A. Qurbanova, D.Khatinoglu/

Iran signed the agreement with northern neighbors to transfer water from its sector of the Araz River to Orumiyeh Lake, IRNA quoted Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou as saying.

"The Araz River is located in the border," he said. According to the agreement with neighbors, about 50 percent of the river belongs to Iran and the rest to its neighbors."

He said that water transferred from the Araz River to the west of Azerbaijan in the long term period will solve the drought problem in Orumiyeh lake.

Iran will use water from the Araz River and the country will not seek for using sectors of other neighbors.

The Iranian government approved assigning $900 million to protect Orumiyeh Lake from drying up. This amount has been granted to transfer water from rivers in the Kurdistan province to Orumiyeh Lake .

Earlier, the Ecology and Natural Resources Minister of Azerbaijan Huseyngulu Bagirov said that Iran has not officially appealed to Azerbaijan regarding the use of Araz River waters to prevent Lake Urmia(Orumiyeh).

He said that the Azerbaijani side was informed of the use of Araz River waters to prevent the swallowing of Lake Urmia only through media reports.

"If in fact there is such an intention, Iran must coordinate this issue with Azerbaijan," Bagirov said, stressing that Iran and Azerbaijan have made an agreement on the use of waters of the Araz River.

"The agreement reflects many issues. It was agreed that each party may use water from the river for agriculture and other needs," Bagirov said.

He said that a certain water level should be maintained in the river to preserve the ecological balance.

As an example, Bagirov stressed that the Armenians have altered the riverbed of the Tovuz River for their own purposes. Naturally, they will feel the ecological consequences.

"The lake's disappearance would leave behind it a residue of 10 billion tons of salt, which threatens the lives of 14 million citizens around the lake," Orumiyeh lawmaker Javad Jahangirzadeh said earlier.

Iran 's largest lake, Orumiyeh, dried up by almost one-third, the Director of the Iranian State Department for Lake Protection Ali Nazardust said earlier. Dams, rainfall shortages, and other negative factors have caused Orumiyeh Lake to dry up.

At present the lake's salinity level is at 330 percent, Nazardust said. Earlier the figure was 160-170 percent and the reservoir covered 5,000 square meters.

Georgian Finance Minister tests positive for COVID-19
Georgian Finance Minister tests positive for COVID-19
Georgian Walnuts company aims for eco-friendly production
Georgian Walnuts company aims for eco-friendly production
Armenian PM's attempts to meet with Russian president fail
Armenian PM's attempts to meet with Russian president fail
Loading Bars
Oil prices down 1% as OPEC+ debates 2021 output policy
Another Turkish vaccine ready for human trials
Georgian Finance Minister tests positive for COVID-19
Iran's stock exchange needs structural reforms - Iranian MP
Kyrgyzstan provides online courses for entrepreneurs in field of tourism
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Serbia up by over 6,224 in past day
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry thanks Turkey's Defense Ministry
Bitcoin hits record high after steep fall last week
Logistic support assets of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh arrive in Azerbaijan (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Turkmenistan significantly increases cement imports from Turkey
Turkish sappers begin mine clearing in liberated territories of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan extends learning from home amid ongoing anti-coronavirus measures
Azerbaijani FM, Moldovan minister exchange views on latest situation in region
Two more Italian municipalities express support to Azerbaijan
Iran's first VP invites Shanghai Cooperation Organization to invest in Chabahar Port
Expert talks short-term price decrease on Azerbaijan's car market
Kazakhstan sees increase in lending to legal entities over 10M2020
Employment in Iran's Razavi Khorasan Province soars
Azerbaijan raises export to Croatia
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale December 1
Preventive diplomacy is integral part of Turkmenistan's neutrality - president of Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan to minimize plastic consumption
Kazakhstan to set up int'l center to develop oil&gas engineering in co-op with ENI, Shell
Georgian Walnuts company aims for eco-friendly production
President of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan sends letter to president of Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan exporting plums mainly to Russia and Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan's Baku Metro to engage testing services through tender
Armenian PM's attempts to meet with Russian president fail
Iran can increase exports through processing industries – economist
Iran hopes to see Iran-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce headquarters open in Kabul
GM, Nikola announce reworked, smaller deal focused on supplying fuel-cell systems
Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency discloses volume of startup projects
Turkmenistan's Turkmengas opens tender for purchase of chemical products
Uzbek textile products mostly imported by Russia
Uzbek currency rates for November 30
Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Spain greatly improves
Azerbaijan increases value of year-on-year export to Kazakhstan
SecGen of Iraqi Council of Representatives sends letter to President Aliyev
Azerbaijan reports 2,981 new COVID-19 cases, 1,226 recoveries
Azerbaijani 'Barda' ferry ship repaired and put into operation
Argentine companies to cooperate with Azerbaijan’s Azexport website and Digital Shopping Hub
Uzbek Ministry of Finance forecasts increase of public debt
Swiss Investment Company to issue bonds in Uzbek national currency
Georgia purchases 10 new high flow oxygen generators from Turkey
Iran hopes for economic revival of Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh - Vice President Jahangiri
JCPOA to holding meeting in Vienna
Excise tax on import of commodity items to be abolished in Uzbekistan
Income from pine-cone exports up in Georgia
Azerbaijan reveals data on loans issued to farmers over 11M2020
YARAT Contemporary Art Space to present exhibition project "Make Island For Yourself" in Museum of Azerbaijani Painting
Amazon, Apple stay away from new French initiative to set principles for Big Tech
Georgia reveals volume of exported apples
Azerbaijan's ANAMA discloses total number of civilian casualties from mines
Development Bank of Kazakhstan eyeing support of mining, metallurgical projects
Khazar Consortium opens tender for purchase of tires in Turkmenistan
Georgia reveals top five insurance companies due to paid claims
Cemeteries destroyed, mosques used as cowsheds in Karabakh - renowned French photographer (PHOTOS)
Baku Transport Agency, ARIS LLC sign tender contract
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office urges not to visit lands liberated from occupation (VIDEO)
STAR refinery's crude oil imports rise y-o-y
Azerbaijan Mortgage & Credit Guarantee Fund says will complete 2020 with profit
Russia's Rostelecom working on inter-operator cooperation with Turkmenistan
Capitalization remains strength of Georgian Basisbank
Hungarian TUNGSRAM GROUP to launch production of LED street lighting in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijani agency unveils number of munitions found since Sept.27
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin starts to rise
Azerbaijan to commission road connecting Tartar and Sugovushan in coming days - ANAMA (PHOTO)
Uzbek agro-industrial agency announces tender for well construction
Carlsberg Azerbaijan and AzərŞəkər signed a memorandum of cooperation (PHOTO)
S&P Global to buy IHS Markit in deal valued at $44 billion
Azerbaijan reveals number of civilians dead, following recent Armenian aggression
Uzbekistan slightly reduces import of Turkish-made chemicals
Demining of territory for future road to liberated Shusha kicked off - ANAMA
Creation of concept for audit development in Azerbaijan for 2021-2030 nearing completion
Iran's POMC launches its first compressor
Turkey continues to raise trade turnover with Azerbaijan
Ceyhan terminal’s oil transshipment from ACG nears 194 million barrels
Baku Metro switches to modern train control systems
Visits of citizens to liberated Azerbaijani territories still dangerous - ANAMA
Malaysia ready to assist in promotion of pilgrim tourism in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan’s 10M2020 data on plastic cards revealed
Turkmenistan's natural gas reserves increased – Eni’s review
Time deposits value surges in Kazakhstan year-on-year
Iran's total rail transit up
Turkmenistan's oil reserves remain stable for several years – Eni’s review
Iran doubles budget for defense research projects
Georgia sees increase in hazelnuts export
Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for November 30
CNG can easily be used instead of gasoline in Iran
Chabahar - first Iranian port to attract foreign operators - PMO
Georgia decreases mobilizing funds in tax revenue
Russia increases ten-month value of chemical products import from Turkey
New apartments to be added to Azerbaijan's mortgage fund base
Number of enterprises put into operation in Iran's South Khorasan Province up
Georgia sees decrease in estimated real GDP
Dynamics of Azerbaijan’s oil production since 2000
Iran's Central Bank announces number of exchanged checks
Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed, officials say
Azerbaijan to assign 'stars' to hotels given level of COVID-19 pandemic-related security
Cargo, passenger traffic via Turkish Adana Airport lowers in 10M2020
All news