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EghtesadOnline: Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said nine thermal power stations and 10 dams will be inaugurated in various Iranian provinces aiming to take advantage of water and hydro-electric energy.

Speaking in the inauguration ceremony of Eyvanekey 400KW post, Ardakanian said that 10 big dams will be constructed in Tehran, Ilam, Qom, Yazd, Kerman, West Azarbaijan and Semnan provinces in a bid to boost water resources capacity of the country by 745 million liter.

He added that 26,000 hectares of irrigation and drainage network in four provinces, will cover 1.5 million population.

Iranian minister said that water and energy resources of the country are essential to ensure sustainable development, adding that water and energy make up for the main infrastructure of the country, IRNA reported.


Energy Iran Reza Ardakanian Water thermal power stations Minister Dams inaugurating hydro-electric