Power, Water Projects Expand in Semnan

Power, Water Projects Expand in SemnanPower, Water Projects Expand in Semnan

Several power and water projects were launched in the northern Semnan Province Monday. A 400 kV substation and 10 km of transmission line were inaugurated in Eyvanki District of Garmsar County, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.
Costing $7 million, the substation will contribute to sustainable supply of electricity in the region and reduce power wastage in the network.
Furthermore, work started on a project to supply potable water to the rural areas in Garmsar and Aradan counties. 
With the launch of the first phase, over 4,000 people in 20 villages have access to fresh water. The final phase of the project will be completed next year and provide drinking water to 3,600 people in 11 villages in the two counties.
There are 111 major power and water projects underway in Semnan Province with an investment of over $130 million.
Supplying rural areas with clean water is among the priorities of the Energy Ministry. Close to 29,000 villages with a population of around 16.8 million now have access to fresh water.
The total urban population has access to piped water as do 75% of rural residents -- the latter figure is planned to reach 81% by 2021.
In the past six years, 10,340 villages have been supplied with potable water and in the next two years, 4,000 more villages will get safe drinking water.

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