Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Alireza Daemi announced the country will build a water treatment plant in Afghanistan for the first time, saying that Iran and Afghanistan's water and wastewater sectors have signed two agreements.
"Based on the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on water and wastewater, Iran has conducted the required studies and assists in the establishment of water treatment plant in Kabul which is home to 5,000,000 people," he told ISNA.
He also added the agreements reiterate respecting water rights between Iran and Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is suffering due to lack of drinking water and has built no water treatment plant so far.
Kabul, Afghanistan (View Larger Map)
Iran is one of the most important donors to Afghanistan which has kept its promises to help to the reconstruction of the war-hit country.
Iran has built some roads, power transmission lines, and border stations, among the other infrastructure projects which would better link the two nations.
Iran has also contributed more than $50 million annually to Afghan anti-narcotics efforts in the last 8 years.
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