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Iran Parliament Against Higher Water, Electricity Tariffs

Iran Parliament Against Higher Water, Electricity TariffsIran Parliament Against Higher Water, Electricity Tariffs

The parliament has rejected a proposal by the Energy Ministry to raise water and electricity tariffs, saying it is “against the law” as it will pile economic pressure on the people in the current dire economic conditions, Barq News reported.
“Because of the difficult economic situation of the people, raising tariffs could lead to social protests. Any increase in tariffs is not acceptable,” Asadollah Qarehkhani, the Majlis Energy Commission spokesman, said.
The Energy Ministry should use the same electricity and water tariffs as last year and the Majlis opposes any hike for this fiscal year, he said.

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