July 21, 2008
Iran: Minister of Energy Talks on Increase in Electricity Production
Minister of energy, Parviz Fattah emphasized saving energy during his visit to Ramin thermal power plant in Ahvaz.He said that to make up for the reduction in generated electricity power, this year (Iranian year started 20 March 2008) there has been an increase of 27 per cent in electricity production.
He talked about the electricity production through various dams and said that these measures have been taken to reduce electricity power cuts.He added that a cellular dam is being built over Karun River for drinking water supply and agriculture to Abadan and Khoramshahr, Arvandkenar cities and the surrounding villages.
Originally published by Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran Khuzestan Provincial TV, Ahvaz, in Persian 1215 21 Jul 08.
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