Pres­i­dent Prom­ises Help In Re­con­struc­tion

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TEHRAN - Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani on Tues­day morn­ing ar­rived in Ker­man­shah Prov­ince to visit the ar­eas struck by the Sun­day night’s deadly earth­quake, which has so far killed 430 peo­ple and wounded over 7,000.

Upon ar­rival in Ker­man­shah, Rouhani of­fered his con­do­lences on be­half of the Ira­nian na­tion to the quake-stricken peo­ple of Ker­man­shah.

He said the gov­ern­ment will give re­con­struc­tion grants and loans to the quake-hit peo­ple to help them re­build their houses as soon as pos­si­ble.

He also vowed that the Ira­nian peo­ple and his ad­min­is­tra­tion will stand by the peo­ple af­fected by the deadly earth­quake.

Rouhani also wished that his next visit to the prov­ince would be aimed at open­ing con­struc­tion projects.

Rouhani hailed the ef­forts of mil­i­tary units in­clud­ing the Army, IRGC, Basij, as well as Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety staff, Hous­ing Foun­da­tion, min­istries of roads, en­ergy, in­te­rior, health and oth­ers that as­sisted with the re­lief and res­cue op­er­a­tions.

Fol­low­ing his brief speech at the air­port, Pres­i­dent Rouhani vis­ited Sare­pol-Za­hab in Ker­man­shah close to the Iraqi bor­der, with the high­est ca­su­al­ties and prop­erty dam­age.

The dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake has left at least 500 peo­ple dead and over 7,000 in­jured in western prov­inces of Iran. Seven prov­inces and 1,650 towns of Ker­man­shah prov­ince have sus­tained dam­age from the earth­quake. 12,000 houses have com­pletely col­lapsed and over 12,000 oth­ers sus­tained dam­age.

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