TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.28
The Iranian government has completed the main preparations to implement water transfer from Oman Sea to the east of Iran and it's expected to start coming months, said Managing Director of South Khorasan Regional Water Company.
"The plan to transfer water from Sea of Oman to South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Sistan, and Baluchestan provinces in Iran started in 2018 and we have succeeded to complete preparations in this Iranian year (started March 20, 2020)," said Ahmad Ghandhari, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"The major contractors of the plan to transfer water from Sea of Oman are the private sector and Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarter," he added.
"The following plan would be implemented in three phases. The first phase will be water transfer to the Makran coastal region in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. The second phase will transfer to South Khorasan Province and the third phase will include water transfer to Khorasan Razavi Province which is expected to complete by 2025," he said.
"At the moment water is transferred to some villages in South Khorasan Province, Sistan, and Baluchestan Province by tanker," he added.
"Implementation of the following plan would solve the water shortage issue for drinking and industrial sector in the east of Iran," he said.
"Water resources are currently available for the agricultural sector, it is expected that good quality water would be provided for drinking and other industries in addition to agriculture," he said.