(FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended an official ceremony on Wednesday morning to inaugurate the Mamloo Dam in Eastern Tehran, which has cost the country nearly $1.6mln with a crest length of 807m and height of 89m on the Jajrood River.
The ceremony was also attended by the Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjoo.
Addressing the participants in the ceremony, the Iranian president called for appropriate use of water resources across the country, particularly among governmental organizations.
The new dam, which is located 45 kilometers east of the capital Tehran, will reportedly create 30,000 job opportunities as soon as it becomes operational.
The Mamloo Dam is set to provide water for agricultural purposes in southern towns of Pakdasht and Varamin in Tehran province and drinking water for more than one million people in Southern Tehran.
The construction of Mamloo project began in 2002 and became operational for agriculture in 2008.
On Dec, 26, 2011, officials announced that the Mamloo Dam almost reached its capacity of 250mln cubic meters of water and the project was in its final phases. The Mamloo Dam is supposed to supply drinking water to fast growing population of Metropolitan Tehran.