EHRAN, Nov. 7 (MNA) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said five million inhabitants of Tehran Province - three million from the city of Tehran - should be transferred to other provinces.
This is the only way to solve numerous problems facing Tehran’s residents, Ahmadinejad told a group of executive managers of Tehran Province on Sunday.
Tehran Province homes about 12,300,000 people of whom 8,000,000 live in Tehran city and that means wasting time, getting nervous, getting stuck in traffic jam, suffering from air pollution and living in cramped apartment buildings, he stated.
Population, traffic, water shortage and living expenses are other problems, he added.
He also pointed to the potential threat of earthquakes, saying Tehran sits on several fault lines and it is seriously threatened by earthquakes.
“We cannot order people to evacuate the city... but provisions have to be made. At least five million should leave Tehran so it would be less crowded and more manageable in case of an incident.”
“We cannot predict wh>>>
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