Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
A city council official has expressed concerns over the growing population and declining water resources in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Mehdi Chamran, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has said that the capital city suffers from water shortage while the officials are incapable of addressing the needs of the citizens, Iran's Young Journalists Club website reported.
The population of Tehran City has already reached 14 million, he added.
The official described issuing permissions for construction of new buildings in the largest Iranian city as well as migration from rural areas to the capital city as the main reasons for the emerging trouble in Tehran.
He further said that a parliamentary committee is expected to be set up to discuss the urban issue.
Air pollution is another threat to Tehran as it is among the most polluted cities across the globe.