Minister: Floods cause huge damage to Iran's north-east
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 24
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Floods have caused damage in the amount of 10.9 trillion rials (about $259 million) to the agricultural sector of Iran's Golestan province, Iranian Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati said when visiting the flooded areas of the province, Trend reports via Mehr News Agency.
The minister noted that the damage to the agricultural fields amounted to 7.6 trillion rials (roughly $180 million), while the damage to the orchards reached 1.2 trillion rials (roughly $28.5 million) in the province.
He further added that the damage caused to animals, birds and fish amounted to 600 billion rials (roughly $14.2 million), while the damage to infrastructure reached 1.5 trillion rials (roughly $35.7 million).
The calculated amount of damage to the agricultural damage is preliminary, Hojjati said.
He stressed the importance of allocated funds to the agricultural sector.
In recent days, heavy rainfall in the Golestan have seriously damaged towns and villages, and some have been completely flooded.