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Rural Areas Given Priority in Water Supply Programs

Rural Areas Given Priority in Water Supply Programs Rural Areas Given Priority in Water Supply Programs

Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said Wednesday 2,000 villages on the outskirts of urban and rural areas will be provided with potable water by the end of the current fiscal (started March 21).
"Thirty wastewater and desalination complexes are expected to be up and running this year," the Energy Ministry news website Paven quoted him as saying.
The Energy Ministry invested $1 billion in water and power sectors in 2018, he said.
Giving a breakdown on the projects, the minister noted, "Over 1,500 villages were supplied safe and potable water."
Iran’s total urban population has access to piped water as do 75% of rural residents -- the latter figure is planned to reach 81% by 2021.

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