Quick discharge of floodwater key step/ Army, IRGC should accelerate floodwater discharge/ Protecting people’s life the main priority
President Rouhani described quick discharge of floodwater from the flood-stricken cities a very important step and called on the Army and IRGC to accelerate the process.
Speaking in a meeting with disaster management task force on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said, Protecting people's life is the main priority and the people of Iran should know that all authorities and the armed forces, as well as relief agencies are working round the clock.
He also appreciated the IRIB for its timely and serious covering of the news related to the flood-hit areas and said, This trend should be continued.
Stating that such incidents have been rare, the President said, I appreciate all people who are helping us overcome these issues with patience, and we should accelerate our efforts to address these problems.
Expressing regret over the death and injury of a number of Iranians in the floods, including in Shiraz, he said, The government now has a heavy duty to plan and make decisions for preventing such incidents from happening.
He also called on ministries of energy and roads and urban development to exert all their efforts for constructing canals and levees, and dredging rivers.
Unfortunately, while all officials, armed forces and relief agencies are working round the clock, some are spreading unreal words in the social media, which will kill hope in people, said the President.
Dr Rouhani also said, I ensure the people in flood-hit areas that their losses in agriculture, infrastructure, industry, and various areas of occupation and housing will be compensated by the government's extensive efforts.
He continued, People should stay vigilant and take care of their families, being sure that all officials will stand by them.
Dr Rouhani also stressed reducing bureaucracy and facilitating payments to people for repairing the damages, saying that all necessary measures should be taken to prevent loss of life in the coming days during the Nowruz holidays.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran