Tehran (IP) - The energy ministry inaugurated 10 projects in three provinces worth 336 billion Tomans.

Iran PressIran news: In the ceremony of the seventh week of the A-B-Iran program (the acronyms A and B stand for water and electricity in Persian), Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated 10 major electricity projects worth 336 billion Tomans in the three provinces of Kerman, Fars, and Kermanshah on Tuesday via videoconferencing.

Speaking at the event, Ardakanian said the government plans to inaugurate 290 water, electricity, and sewage projects by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2021).

“Since the beginning of the 1400 year ( March 20, 2021), 35 projects worth 8000 billion Tomans have been put into operation so far, and we hope that these projects will be completed by the end of the year,” he added.

These projects include 4 reservoir dams, several thermal and renewable power plants, treatment plants, and water supply projects to rural areas.

He said the private sector had played an important role in investing in these projects.

Of the projects, four belong to Kerman province, three projects to Kermanshah province, and three projects to Fars province.

In Kerman province, four electricity projects worth 170 billion Tomans, and two solar power plants with an investment of 15 billion Tomans, including the 132 kV substation in Rigan County, were inaugurated.

Also, three electricity projects in Fars province with a credit of 130 billion Tomans were put into operation.

Another three projects were inaugurated in Kermanshah province with a credit of 36 billion Tomans, which will add 450 MW to the country’s electricity network.

The first phase of the A-B-Iran program (the acronyms A and B stand for water and electricity in Persian) was initiated in the Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 20, 2020).

During the first phase, 220 major projects with a total investment of 335.6 trillion rials were put into operation across the country.

In the second phase of the program that was carried out in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), 250 water and energy projects worth 500 trillion rials were inaugurated.

The third phase of the program was officially started in early April and like the previous phases, the Energy Ministry is planning to inaugurate numerous water and electricity projects in various provinces every week.


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