A desalination plant is expected to be launched in Abadan, Khuzestan Province, in the near future to help address the pressing water problems of the southwestern oil city, said the director of Abadan Water and Wastewater Company.

“The unit, with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters of potable water per day, will become operational by February,” the Energy Ministry’s news portal also quoted Mohammad Reza Karami-Nejad as saying.

“The facility will help meet water demand in Chavibdeh, a city in Shalahi rural district in Abadan County,” he said.