Over $230m Allocated for New Water Projects

the Energy Ministry will spend the budget to develop three sets of plans.

In the wake of severe drought affecting 334 cities with a combined population of 37million over the past two years, the administration has allocated $237 million to undertake 195 water projects in small towns and villages.

the Energy Ministry will spend the budget to develop three sets of plans.

Giving a breakdown of the plans, the news agency noted that the first plan entails developing 101 initiatives, worth $100 million, to supply water to 164 towns.

The plan includes laying water pipelines, upgrading wastewater facilities and digging new wells in underprivileged areas of Kerman, Khorasan Razavi, Hormozgan and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces.

The second plan is to improve the quality of drinking water in 57 towns at a cost of $18 million.

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