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With President attending;

National Seawater Desalination Scheme and water transfer from the Persian Gulf to the centre of the Iranian plateau reviewed/ Development of the country depends on the sustainable management of various resources

National Seawater Desalination Scheme and water transfer from the Persian Gulf to the centre of the Iranian plateau for the provinces of Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Sistan and Baluchistan, South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi was reviewed and discussed in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and the related officials.

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In this meeting, which was held on Tuesday, the report of the ministries of Energy and Industry, Mine and Trade, and Department of Environment and the Plan and Budget Organisation regarding the transfer of water from the Persian Gulf to the centre of the Iranian plateau and how to resolve some of the necessary issues were presented and decisions were made.

Based on these decisions, the route of water transfer, financing and creation of the necessary infrastructure and the schedule of the project were determined and it was decided to inform the relevant agencies.

Emphasising the great importance of sustainable management of water resources as a strategic and sensitive issue in the country, the President said, "From the beginning of its term, the government has always emphasised the management of natural resources and environmental protection, including water supply and management".

Dr Rouhani added, "In this regard, in the field of water supply for drinking and industry of the country from various sources, necessary studies have been done, and we have worked in terms of environmental requirements and requirements to be provided from sources such as the Persian Gulf".

Emphasising the special importance of coordination among the agencies in the implementation of this great national scheme, the President said, "The development of the country depends on the sustainable management of various resources".

Dr Rouhani instructed the Ministries of Energy and Industry, as well as the Department of Environment and related agencies to take advantage of the experiences gained in recent years, especially the effective achievements of the government of Prudence and Hope in environmental protection and water resources management, to coordinate and act within the framework of approved policies and unified plans.

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