Iran's dam construction, water sectors grow
TEHRAN, Iran, Feb.20
Iran has developed the water sector and has built 185 dams after the Islamic revolution, and this places Iran among the top five countries in the world that build dams, said managing director of Iran Water Resources Management.
"Furthermore, despite the sanctions, the country continues its dam projects and this is a significant achievement," said Mohammad Haj Rasouliha at the ceremony dedicated to the commencement of the construction of the dam in Kowsar county in Ardabil province, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"In regard to water power plants, the country currently has 12,000 megawatt water power plants, while before the revolution it had 1,800 megawatt," the managing director said.
"At present, the irrigation network in the country covers 2.4 million hectares, which indicates 75-percent growth in the past four decades," the official added.
"The Givi storage dam project that received credits from Sepah and Agriculture banks is expected to start soon," he noted.
"The damto be built in Kowsar county would provide water to industrial projects and create good opportunities for agriculture sector in the province," the managing director said.