EghtesadOnline: The cost of managing watershed projects is much lower than the cost and damages inflicted by floods due to ignoring and delaying such projects, says a water expert at the Water, Environment and Energy Innovation and Technology Center in Tehran.
EghtesadOnline: Approximately 2,400 devastating floods have hit Iran over the last 50 centuries. The deluge has claimed thousands of lives and caused up to $731 billion in damages.
EghtesadOnline: Recent flash floods had nothing to do with the ongoing cloud seeding programs in the country, said the head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center of Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the recent floods there has been no report of oil spill in Khuzestan Province oilfields, most of which are located in or near the famous Hoor al-Azim Wetland, the production manager of National Iranian South Oil Company, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company said.
EghtesadOnline: The pipeline through which Iran’s gas is exported has not been damaged by the recent floods, director of gas distribution at the National Iranian Gas Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Recent floods in Iran are estimated to have caused up to 350 trillion rials ($2.5 billion) in damages so far, the interior minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Communication infrastructure sustained nearly 15 trillion rials ($113 million) in damages from the floods sweeping across much of Iranian provinces during and after the Norouz holidays.
EghtesadOnline: Heavy raining and floods sweeping across much of Iranian provinces during Nowruz holidays are estimated to have caused about $470 million to the country’s agriculture and roads infrastructures ($350 million and around $120 million respectively).