$3.5m earmarked for two flood-affected provinces

March 6, 2019

TEHRAN – The government has allocated 151 billion rials (nearly $3.5 million) to compensate for flood damages in the two provinces of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari and Ardebil, Seyyed Salman Samani, spokesman of the Interior Ministry has said.

A budget of 114 billion rials (around $2.7 million) have been provided to renovate and reconstruct flood-stricken housing units in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, he stated, ISNA reported on Monday.

Ardebil province also received a total budget of 37 billion rials (nearly $900,000) from the government to compensate for the losses resulting from floods and rehabilitating roads and other necessary infrastructures, he added.

Moreover, low-profit loans are to be granted to the flood- affected families, he concluded.

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