A number of cities, villages and industrial facilities in Iran are being supplied with gas under 6,096 projects worth 156 trillion rials (about $3.71 billion), within the government week in the country (August 24 through August 30, 2022), Iranian Deputy Oil Minister and CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Majid Chegeni said, Trend reports citing the company’s website.
The deputy minister noted that 16 cities, 1,091 villages and 1,959 industrial facilities in Iran have already been equipped with gas. In this regard, 78 trillion rials (about $1.86 billion dollars) have been spent.
“During this week, Iran will also start operations to supply gas to 9 cities, 928 villages and 2,091 industrial facilities in the country. About 53 trillion rials (about $1.26 billion) will be spent in this regard," the CEO added.
At the same time, Iran will begin the laying of the Zarand and the Zahedan gas pipelines. In this regard, a total of 25 trillion rials (about $595 million) will be spent, Chegeni noted.