Operations are underway to build a desalination facility in the city of Hendijan in Khuzestan Province, the head of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said.

“The new plant, estimated to cost $50 million, is expected to supply 70,000 people in rural districts with piped water,” Mohammad Reza Karaminejad was quoted as saying by ISNA. 

With a capacity of 25,000 cubic meters per day, the facility will be completed in 24 months by domestic engineers, he added.