Iran is looking to build a massive water pipeline project to help boost water supplies to the country’s tourist region of Isfahan. According to Isfahan’s governor general, the 920-kilometer pipeline set to transport water from the Sea of Oman is already at its preliminary stages, the Financial Tribune news agency reported last Tuesday.
“The water pipeline, with a length of over 920 kilometers, is set to start from Sirik County, Hormozgan Province, in southern Iran and end in the central province,” Seyyed Reza Mortazavi was quoted by Mehr News Agency.
Mortazavi added the project’s executive operations were launched in September and are now ongoing in 20 workshops across the regions and provinces through which the pipeline will be laid.
According to Mortazavi, the project’s completion will see about 200 million cubic meters of water transported annually from the sea to the Isfahan region.
When completed, the amount of water supplied through the pipeline will double to 400 million cubic meters of water per year, alleviating the chronic water stress the province has been grappling with for years.