New Move to Secure Iran’s Share of Helmand Water

Engineers from the two sides have one month to prepare the river’s topography maps based on which Iran will install its water intake screening systems on the river to measure how much water flows into the country
New Move to Secure Iran’s Share of Helmand Water
New Move to Secure Iran’s Share of Helmand Water

Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement in Zabol in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province on Tuesday to reconfirm Iran’s full share of water from Hirmand (aka Helmand) River after half a century, head of the Energy Ministry’s Department of Border Rivers and Joint Water Resources said.
The deal was signed between Abbas-Ali Arjomandi, Sistan's governor general and Naim-Allah Salarzi, Afghan deputy commissioner of Helmand River.
“The two sides agreed that in three months advanced measuring instruments should be installed on the river for regular monitoring and efficient implementation of the 1973 mutual water treaty signed between Amir-Abbas Hoveyda and Mohammad Musa Shafiq then-prime ministers in Iran and Afghanistan,” IRNA quoted Isa Bozorgzadeh as saying.


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