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News ID: 5519
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:15 - 17 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran's energy minister says the country has signed a deal with Armenia on cooperation in water management and electricity.

The Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian who was attending the opening ceremony for the 10th International Water and Wastewater Exhibition in Tehran on Monday said "The contract to construct a hydroelectric power plant in Armenia has been signed and the Iranian companies in that country will soon start the operations.”

If we go over our country’s water industry, we will realize that it has been full of bright points and full of pride, he asserted.

"Iranian companies are active in 41 countries. Nonetheless, twenty of them have found good markets in export markets.”

He added "Today, nearly the entire country’s need in the water industry is being met by domestic entities.”

"Right now we have worth $1.6 billion dollars of projects in Iraq, 1.2 of which is in the field of water management.”

He also provided comments on a project to carry sea water to Iran's central areas and said "The plan to convey over one billion m2 of sea water to Iran's central areas and to freshen the water is being studied or carried out, with 3 projects under study and one under construction stages.”

"So far about 100 contracts are made in which a total of Rls230 billion has been invested in cooperation with the private sector. Other investment packages have also been introduced which make more than Rls700 billion,” the energy minister noted.

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