Sanandaj (IP) - Iran's President, Ebrahim Raisi, inaugurated the 'Azad Dam water transfer project in his provincial tour to Kurdistan.' Iran's Energy Minister, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, also attended the ceremony.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi traveled to Sanandaj, the center of the Kurdistan province, on Thursday and inaugurated the Sanandaj Water Supply Project. 

The project to transfer water from Azad Dam to the Sanandaj plant is one of the government's major urban water supply projects, completed in 20 months.

The project's first phase kicked off in 2020 and was implemented in November of this year.

With the inauguration studious Minister of Energy, the Governor General of Kurdistan, the representative of the Leader in Kurdistan, the follow-up of parliament members, contractors, and the has ended, and we are happy that the dear people of Sanandaj can benefit from clean and fresh water.

Iran's Minister of Energy, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, called water the key to the development of Kurdistan Province.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Sanandaj Water Supply Project, Ali Akbar Mehrabian said that in Iran's Kurdistan Province, there are many exclusive capacities and potentials, including Agriculture, mining, gardening, natural resources, and different industries.

Despite the mountainous conditions, difficulties in transferring water from the Azad Dam to the plant, and the complex process of passing the steel pipeline through Heart of the Rocks, the transfer project ended with a favorable result.

The route of the water supply project from the water resources of Kurdistan province to the city of Sanandaj is about 60 km, among which 27 km of this route is branched with steel pipes with diameters of 1400 and 1200 mm.

The operationalization of this water supply network, for which 850 billion Tomans have been spent, will provide the possibility of transferring 57 million cubic meters of water to the Sanandaj water treatment plant for the population of 700,000 people in the year 1425(2046).

Azad Dam is located 60 km west of Sanandaj, and its reservoir volume is 300 million cubic meters.

Qeshlaq Dam, 12 km north of Sanandaj, has suffered from nutrition for several years, and this city's drinking water has an unpleasant taste and smell.


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