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Hirmand Water Rights, Sistan Dust Storms Discussed With Afghans

Hirmand Water Rights, Sistan Dust Storms Discussed With AfghansHirmand Water Rights, Sistan Dust Storms Discussed With Afghans

Iran's water rights from Hirmand (Helmand) River and the recurring dust storms in Sistan region were discussed at the 21st meeting of Joint Committee of the Hirmand Water Commissioners in Tehran last week, a deputy energy minister said.
“The Afghan side accepted a plan proposed by Iran on studying water rights and measuring systems at the common border and it was agreed that further studies  be conducted jointly as per a timetable,” IRNA quoted Qasem Taqizadeh Khamesi as saying.
For the first time dust storms in Sistan were also discussed in detail, he said.
Iran is supposed to present a report on the volume of dust and ways to curb it, noted Taqizadeh Khamesi, who  also is director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa).

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