President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday his government plans to create an economic epic in the South Pars gas field.
South Pars gas field is the largest independent gas reservoir in the world lying on the territorial border between Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf.
“The determination of the government of prudence and hope is a creation of economic epic in the South Pars as the capital of the country’s energy,” Rouhani said as he toured the phases of South Pars under construction.
Rouhani toured the phases of 12, 17, and 18 of the gas field on the shores of the Persian Gulf on Saturday afternoon. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and managing directors of the mentioned phases accompanied the president in the aerial inspection.
Prior to visiting South Pars, the president, along with a number of cabinet members, also visited the area hit by a strong quake on Thursday night in the southern province of Bushehr.
The president visited the injured in the Persian Gulf Martyrs Hospital. Rouhani also visited the quake-hit city of Borazjan.
Eight people were killed in the earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale. 195 people were injured and nearly 300 houses were damaged by the quake. The houses suffered damages between 10 to 60 percent.