President Rouhani orders government to compensate for flood damages

Tehran, April 17, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani ordered all executive bodies to do their best to help compensate for the damages caused by the recent floods in different parts of Iran.

The president issues his orders at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Sunday.

The energy and interior ministers briefed the cabinet meeting on the recent rains which resulted in floods.

Earlier on Friday, spokesman of Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organization said that relief workers are fully ready to provide services for people affected by floods at 126 cities in 12 provinces.

Mostafa Mortazavi said that Khuzestan, Ilam, Lorestan, Isfahan, Fars, Chahar Mahal-Bakhtiari, Northern and Razavi Khorasan, East Azarbaijan, Gilan, northern Bushehr and Hamedan were marooned by flood waters after incessant heavy rains.

Some 5,600 people affected by the flood were provided with relied aid, he said, warning about the raising level of water in Karoun River after heavy rains.

President Hassan Rouhani has earlier called on Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri to mobilize all the resources available to help villagers hit by floods in Iran.

The President made the phone call on Thursday from Istanbul, Turkey, where he is attending the OIC Summit.

Rouhani was briefed on the latest measures taken in Khuzestan, Ilam, Lorestan and West Azarbaijan provinces to help the people affected by floods.

Stressing the use of all capacities available for managing the floods, President Rouhani underlined notifying the people in a timely way and urged all managers in the aforementioned provinces to cooperate with the relevant authorities.