Power projects not affected by recession: minister

Tehran, June 22, IRNA – Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian said the water and power projects in the country have not been affected by slight recession in economic activities.

Chitchian made the remarks here Tuesday on the sidelines of a gathering which focused on water crisis.

Asked to comment on the present situation of water and power projects in the country, Chitchian told IRNA that though restricted financial resources have affected implementation of projects in the country, the ministry has managed not to halt provided services to public through consumption management methods and increasing production capacities.

He further said the eastern provinces of the country suffer from water shortage due to poor rainfall.

Climate changes have alarmed officials to be careful of water consumption methods, said the minister.

In the past nine months, the capital has witnessed good rainfall, the minister said while talking of water situation in Tehran.