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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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$1.5b Caspian sea pipeline project

Iran launches $1.5B water project from Caspian Sea


EHRAN, IRAN

Iran has launched a $1.5 billion project to bring water for drinking and irrigation from the Caspian Sea to its central desert.

Monday's report on state TV did not say how long it would take to complete the project.

The TV says the water will be pumped from the Caspian Sea -- the world's largest enclosed body of water. After desalination at the point of origin, it will be transported through a 500 kilometer (300 mile) -long pipeline to the central Kavir desert, bringing about 200 million cubic meters (7,062 cubic feet) of water per year.

Nearly 14 percent Iran's territory is desert and suffers from prolonged droughts.

The Caspian Sea is shared by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Its salinity is about a third of that of sea water.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U5VGJ80.htm
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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a major project which will:
- build a water sweetening plant by the caspian sea shore
- build a 300mile long pipeline to bring the water to central regions
- water will be taken to semnan, qom, kashan and esfahan
- intends to stop the expansion of deserts in central Iran
- water will be used for agriculture, industry and consumption
- 500million cubic meters of water will flow out per year
- part of the vision which aims to connect the Caspian sea in the north to the Persian gulf in south.
- second phase will involve bringing water from Persian gulf.

آغاز پروژه انتقال آب دریای خزر به مرکز ایران
به روز شده: 19:53 گرينويچ - دوشنبه 16 آوريل 2012 - 28 فروردین 1391

پروژۀ انتقال آب دریای خزر به مناطق مرکزی ایران رسماً کلید خورد. در اولین مرحله این طرح قرار است آب شیرین شدۀ دریای خزر به شهرهای سمنان، قم، کاشان و اصفهان منتقل شود. اما بعضی از کارشناسان در مقرون به صرفه بودن یا حتی ممکن بودن این کار تردید کرده اند.
مجید خیام دار گزارشی می دهد.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #3
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/20...93_canal.shtml
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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:03 AM   #4
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ahmadinejad inaugurated this project two days ago

lets see how it goes, i dont know how it will effect the caspian sea , aside from that i hope the plant wont ruin or cause damage to the sea side

i think the persian gulf one would be better
cant wait for that one
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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Agreed.

Still a nice project.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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Older forumers would remember the Caspian see to Persian gulf project posted in middle east forum 5/6 years ago. We had long discussions about it with Arab members. Now it seems it is finally getting started.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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I hope sufficient environmental research is conducted before operation. We don't want a second Aral Sea. If enough research has been conducted this project will be very positive I believe.
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