Importing water from 3 neighboring countries on Iran's agenda
Tehran, Iran, May 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian said that the country has plans to import water from three neighboring countries, without mentioning the countries.
Speaking in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Chitchian added that there is also a plan to carry water from the Gulf to the province.
He pointed out that Razavi Khorasan is in critical condition regarding water resources, Fars news agency reported May 5.
Chitchian said that Razavi Khorasan is a leading province in power generation and distribution with a power loss rate lower than 8 percent.
According to experts, the average efficiency of thermal power plants in Iran is 37 percent.
Chitchian has said that Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity to 100,000 megawatts by the next five years.
The country's production capacity has surpassed 70,000 megawatt (263 billion Kwh).
Iran is currently trading electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mehdi Sepahvand is Trend Agency's journalist in Iran, follow him on Twitter: @mehdisepahvand