A member of Iran’s parliament said that post flood reconstruction had not been started in the western province of Kermanshah.
“The work of estimating and evaluating flood damage to residential homes and agricultural land has been carried out, but farmers have yet to be compensated and residential rebuilding projects have not begun,” Ahmad Safari told the state-run Fars News Agency.
Iran’s severe floods that ravaged more than 29 provinces in late March, left over $2.2 billion in damages. The floods destroyed infrastructure, bridges and the homes of millions of Iranians.
Ahmad Safari also cited the November 2017 earthquake in Kermanshah and said that the rebuilding of homes after the earthquake had not finished because of the high price of building materials.
“Locals are facing difficulties because of this,” he added.
Iran regime officials acknowledge the failure and incompetency of their government in earthquake and flood reconstruction and compensating damages after natural disasters even while the regime spends millions in materials, and engineering and technical resources for religious sites in Iraq.
Iranian media boast of the completion of a huge project for Fatemeh, the prophet’s daughter, in Najaf, Iraq. Iran claims that the project is supposedly the second largest of its kind in the world.
According to state media, “more than 95% of this huge project has been built on an area of 220,000 square meters, completed by the most experienced Iranian experts, engineers, artists and workers.” The report said that the project took seven years to complete.