TEHRAN, April 9 (Mehr News Agency) -- Reconstruction of decimated houses in southeastern Iranian city of Bam will come to an end by mid-July, said a Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution official Monday.
A devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked the historical city of Bam in Kerman Province on December 26, 2003, killing over 30,000 people and injuring thousands more.
About 30,000 houses in the suburban and 20,000 in the urban areas were flattened, Azizollah Mahdian told MNA, saying the operations in the rural parts have already finished.
He added that the foundation is also building more houses in the city.
According to the official, the foundation aims to build 26,000 residential units, of which 21,255 are now ready.
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