TEHRAN (Iran News) – President Hassan Rouhani, boasting about achievements in providing the Iranians with gas network, has said the Islamic Republic stands first in terms of gas supply throughout the country.
On Thursday, President Rouhani supervised inauguration of thousands of gas projects across the country via video conference, saying that the number of villages with gas supply network increased 25 times in comparison to the number eight years ago.
The figure of providing industrial sector with gas supply network also increased 10 times during the mentioned period, the chief executive added.
Rouhani expressed gratitude for the efforts have been done by Iranian experts, who have played key role in implementing gas projects throughout the country, noting that the great Iranian nation could overcome different hardships such as economic war imposed by the United States and COVID-19 pandemic in last three years.
Speaking on the occasion of 75th Thursday of inaugurating construction projects in his administration, Rouhani argued that the Iranian managers, engineers and workers could abide by their commitments despite the economic difficulties and finalize national projects.
Today, the gas supply network covers 95 percent of Iran, which is a unique figure at international level, he said, adding that this is a great source of pride for the 11th and 12th administration to go ahead with such big projects in the current situation.
He further pointed to the fact that gas supply projects have been implemented in 21 cities, 2,809 villages and 4,664 industrial units in Iran.
The Iranian government allocated more than 567 million dollars for the gas projects.
Meanwhile in the ceremony, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh emphasized that the gas supply coverage of the entire country reached 95%.
He said that Iran’s gas supply coverage had reached 95.1%; calling the figure unique in the world.
Speaking in the inauguration of the national projects of the Ministry of Oil, Zanganeh added: “The Ministry of Oil of Iran since 8 years ago (2013) has succeeded in increasing the number of villages benefiting from natural gas from 14,000 to about 35,000 villages, ie 2.5 times.”
In six provinces of Iran, gas supply projects were inaugurated by order of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani via videoconferencing on Thursday.
The inauguration ceremony of supplying gas to 21 cities, 2,809 villages and 4,664 industrial units in Iran was kicked off by the order of President Rouhani via video conference.
The gas projects conducted by the National Iranian Oil Company are being inaugurated on Thursday on the occasion of 75th program of production leap of the Ministry of Oil.
It is worth mentioning that gas supply to every point in Iran will help develop infrastructure and create supplementary industries in villages and remote areas.
In fact, the Iranian experts and workers have carried out the whole gas supply projects including construction of gas pipelines as well as gas transmission and distribution networks.
The implementation of gas supply projects by the use of Iranian workforce and technical know-how has help the domestic industry to substitute consumption of gas instead of Liquid fuel, which is another precious achievement of gas production in the South Pars Gas Field.
The president also ordered inauguration of four gas booster facilities in Khuzestan and Fars provinces and another gas project in Imam Khomeini port also in Khuzestan province.