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Iran: Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Date: May 25, 2004
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2004—The following project was approved today by the World Bank’s Board:

LOAN AMOUNT:  US$279 million
TERMS: Grace period =5 years; Maturity = 17 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project objectives are to improve the quality of life and alleviate poverty in six cities in Iran (Ahwaz, Shiraz, Rasht, Anzali, Babol and Sari) by improving access to satisfactory water supply and increasing coverage of sanitation services; implementing a pilot program of hygiene and sanitation practices to improve health conditions; and improving environmental conditions and promoting reuse of treated effluents. The project also aims to strengthen and develop the capacity of the Ahwaz, Shiraz, Mazandaran and Guilan Water and Wastewater Companies into fully autonomous entities to be operated on a commercial Basis; and to implement an appropriate tariff scheme. For more information, please call Sereen Juma at (202) 473-7199, or e-mail For more project  information visit:

For more information, please visit the Projects website.

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