TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran and Japan have expressed interest in expanding cooperation in the field of water by sharing experiences.
Advisor to Energy Minister on international affairs Mr. Mohammad Ali Farahnakian on Tuesday and in the educational seminar on managing water resources in Japan which was held with collaboration of Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME) and in presence of Ambassador of Japan to Tehran Kazutoshi Aikawa highlighted major performance of Ira in water management.
Addressing the seminar, Farahnakian welcomed developing cooperation between Iran and Japan in the water and electricity industry and said that it is required to increase the role and limited share of water in the national gross domestic through education and international cooperation. He added that sharing knowhow and experience between the countries is the base of any development.
He went on to say that in the field of water one of the events which happened last year was the International Conference on International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” which was held in Dushanbe the capital of Tajikistan, where high-ranking officials of different countries as well as Iran’s energy minister took part to review problems related to water in the world and finding ways for sustainable water supply.
Farahnakian then pointed to the water crisis in the world and said that countries which are in the arid and semi-arid region of the world should have favorable management for their water supply and consumption.
He then noted that during the current government in Iran, some 10,000 villages have joined the national sustainable water supply network and expressed that with implementing the new water supply project, almost 90% of villages which are deprived of access to sustainable and drinking water will have access to water.
Meanwhile Ambassador of Japan Mr. Aikawa said that evaluation of integration of dams and related installations as well as managing the quality of water with using advanced technologies are of the important issues which should be faced.
He added that to tackle such challenges in Iran. JCCME has held several seminars in the Middle East in this field as it has helped Iran to resolve related problems.
Aikawa added that according to the experience, these seminars will lead to better performance and increasing efficiency of installations and equipment.
This seminar is held through cooperation of JCCME and Iran Water Resources Management Company. The seminar will wrap up today. These seminars are aimed at reinforcing cooperation and exchange of experience and knowledge between Iran and Japan in the field of water resources management.
The objective of JCCME is to contribute to the promotion of Japan’s cooperation in the areas of trade and investment in furtherance of industrial and economic development in the MENA region. JCCME is active in 22 countries from Western Asia to North Africa.