An Iranian-German consortium was awarded the contract for the construction of the 250 million euro Tehran sewage system, German Research Minister Edelgard Buhlmann and visiting Iranian Energy Minister Habibollah Bitaraf announced in Berlin late Wednesday evening, IRNA reported.
The joint research in water technology was the basis for this cooperation as both governments have invested 10 million euros in the research of this technology since the year 2000, a press statement said in part.
The German-Iranian syndicate, which comprised of the German firms Walterbau, Siemens and the Emscher-Lippe-Association/Cooperative and the Iranian company HAMPA/Tehran, will cooperate on the major Tehran sewage project 'Tehran West/Northwest'.
The project includes the construction of two waste water treatment plants and the sewage water systems in two Tehran districts.
According to Bitaraf, Iran plans major investments in the water infrastructure of major Iranian cities by the year 2025, totalling more than 30 billion euros.
German companies will also participate in nine Iranian drinking-and waste water projects, amounting to three billion euros.
The total volume of Iran's contracting orders for German firms stands at 600 million euros.
Bitaraf and Buhlmann also agreed on the transfer of new German technologies to solve the problems of water shortage in the arid and semi-arid regions of Central Asia.
Furthermore, Iran and Germany will also expand the cooperation in the field of university education and job training programs.
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