Iran, France Sign Water Cooperation Deal

Iran, France Sign Water Cooperation Deal

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal in a meeting in Tehran signed a new cooperation pact on water management.

"Iran and France have agreed to cooperate on joint investments to construct modern systems needed for water management," Chitchian said during the meeting in the Iranian capital on Sunday.

Chitchian pointed to Iran's capacities in power and water industries, and said, "At the present time, the country’s electricity production capacity has hit over 75,000 megawatts."

The Iranian energy minister underlined that Iran has also reached agreement with Sweden water consumption management.

In a relevant development in April, Iran and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on water resources management.

The agreement was signed by Chitchian and his South African counterpart Tina Joemat-Pettersson in Tehran.

The MoU dealt with cooperation in water resources management, water qualification, treatment, demand, efficient usage, development of resources, industrial equipment, research and renovation, as well as waste water treatment.

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