108 dams under construction across Iran: official

January 15, 2018

TEHRAN – Managing director of Iran Water Resources Management Company said 108 dams are under construction across the country, of which 29 ones are prioritized to be inaugurated by the end of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (March 2021).

According to Mohammad Haj-Rasouliha, 10 dams are scheduled to go operational during the current Iranian calendar year (which ends on March 20, 2018), six of which are completed, IRIB news reported.

“Currently, the total capacity of dams in Iran stands at 52 billion cubic meters and with the new dams inaugurated, the figure will increase up to 70 billion cubic meters, the official noted.

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