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7 April 2019 - 17:30
Rouhani: Tehran should be surrounded by forests

Speaking at the opening ceremony of Tehran Municipality urban projects, Dr Rouhani said, “Tehran Metro Line 6 is one of the longest metro lines in the region and an honour for the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Dr Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, “Metro is a positive development for transportation, low energy consumption and protecting Tehran’s environment”.

He added, “There were doubts about Tehran Metro since the beginning of the Revolution, but Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani insisted on it”.

“In the early days of the second round of parliament, launching Tehran Metro project was approved,” said the President.

He added, “The recent floods indicated that developmental plans and projects, like dams, saved many people’s lives”.

The President also went on to say, “If it were not for Dez, Karkheh, Karoon, and Shahid Abbaspour dams, the conditions in Khuzestan Province would be different today”.

“To judge about developmental projects and plans, we need to have a long-term outlook,” said Rouhani.

He also added, “When we destroy the path of the flood, it will come with destructions; we need to recognise the rights of the nature”.

The President said, “Every person using the Metro saves half a litre fuel,” adding, “Preventing the pace of consumption, corruption and smuggling of fuel is a national necessity”.

Stating that some talks are not good for the Revolution, Dr Rouhani said, “Major developmental projects, from dams and power plants to forestation and metro, are national honours”.

“One of the messages of earthquakes and floods is changing and amending worn-out urban neighbourhoods,” he said.

He added, “Tehran should be surrounded by forests,” continuing “Issuing permits for construction on riverbeds exchanging people’s lives for dirty money”.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, “We are ready to provide those working in the housing sector with public lands”.

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