W. Azarbaijan Launches 400 Gas Projects

W. Azarbaijan Launches  400 Gas ProjectsW. Azarbaijan Launches  400 Gas Projects

West Azarbaijan Province launched 400 natural gas projects on Tuesday.

During the ceremony held to launch the projects, which coincided with Government Week (Aug. 24-30), managing director of West Azarbaijan Gas Company, Mansour Sadeqian, said the operating budget to implement the projects amounted to 1.15 trillion rials, Shana reported.

"The budget required to expand the natural gas network in the province is allocated as per the law. Currently 98% of urban and 37% of rural population of the province have access to the natural gas network and 85 other projects are also underway," he said.

Sadeqian pointed to accelerated development in supplying the province with natural gas and said last year, 345 villages were connected to the domestic natural gas network. "Connecting cities near the country's border to the network is a priority of the company and during Government Week, 44 villages and 960 residential complexes located in border areas will be supplied with natural gas," he said.