Hassan Montazer Torbati told a Saturday ceremony to
officially inaugurate the project in South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran that
the project was planned to come on-stream by March 2019, but became operational
a few months earlier.
He added that reducing the implementation time of
the project had a significant impact on its costs.
The director of the Gas Engineering and
Development Company said that nearly Rls. 800 billion was invested in
development of the project while the costs could soar to Rls. 2,500 billion
given the current prices.
Furthermore, early inauguration of the project before
winter, besides creating well-being and comfort by providing gas for the
adjacent cities and villages, prevents consumption of
liquid fuels which will save the country another Rls. 350 billion, he added.