President Promises Help In Reconstruction
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.