The project RE8 commencing in year 2010 is funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran to serve remote areas as well as un-electrified gap areas in between already electrified areas at a cost of US Dollars 108 million. About 1,000 schemes, which have been deprived of the facility of electricity in the past, are to be electrified together with low voltage network extensions in several existing schemes under the project. The project is expected to bring benefits to about 180,000 rural households.