Iran, Germany to coop. on Zayanderud river restoration

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Deputy energy minister announced that Iran and Germany have reached agreement over saving Zayanderud river.

A fresh round of talks between Iran and Germany over water and power industries kicked off in Tehran upon arrival of a delegation of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research headed by State Secretary Georg Schütte and attended by President of German Research Foundation Peter Hrsg V Strohschneider and head of Germany's Max Planck Society Martin Stratmann.

The main axis of talks was implementation of research projects in water, power and renewable energy sectors aiming to increase efficiency in the country’s generation, transmission and distribution networks.

Deputy Energy Minister Aliakbar Mohajeri described details of new cooperation between Iran and Germany saying “the two sides hold a long history of collaboration in research areas though the ties were loosened during sanction year and were revived in the post-JCPOA era.”

The official underlined that grounds for bilateral cooperation have been prepared asserting “new round of talks have begun between Iranian and German firms.”

He pointed to the joint research working group between the two sides in water and power industries; “currently, 50 major research projects in various sectors have been defined.”

Mohajeri recalled that an important axis of joint cooperation with German firms revolved around production and distribution of electricity as well as construction of turbines.

Deputy energy minister deemed Germany as a pioneer country which can provide Iran with invaluable assistance.

The two sides have also reached agreement over financing and implementation of a comprehensive plan for integrated management of water resources along Zayanderud river in Iran.

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    • M.Reda 06:05 - 2016/10/14
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      Fresh water can be produced from cooling of nuclear reactors which are build along the Persian Gulf or Caspian Sea. Future nuclear reactor can easily operate at much higher temperature and thus produce more fresh water.