President Hassan Rouhani said the government was working hard on projects to revive Lake Urmia.
Addressing a gathering of people in the northwestern city on Monday May 30, he said the government was steadily working to improve the status of the lake, noting that the lake’s water level has already risen by almost 10cm.
The president also said that the positive vote of the people during the latest elections was an approval of officials’ performance in regards to economic prosperity. It was also a strong “no” to violence and extremism.
Rouhani arrived in Urmia Monday to pay his 28th visit to the country’s provinces. A number of cabinet members are accompanying President Rouhani during his provincial visit.
During his two-day stay, the President is scheduled to meet Ulema [religious authorities] and war veterans, as well as attending a meeting with businessmen.