Iran Department of Environment talks soil & water protection
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 21
Iran’s Department of Environment had several achievements in preserving soil and water during past nine months of the Iranian year (started March 21, 2018).
“In preserving soil and water, the Department pursued the approval of the soil protection law that was passed by the Parliament and is now being reviewed at the Guardian Council,” said Head of the Department of Environment’s Soil and Water Office Ali Moridi in an interview with Trend.
Referring to the law he said: “The soil protection law will include the preservation of the soil quality.”
He also noted the Department’s work for water protection: “The wetlands preservation law was passed in the early months of the year by the Parliament and is at the stage of being approved by the Government.”
Moridi said the Department has reviewed the waste management. “This issue has been waiting for attention for a long time. Establishing a waste management databank was on hold for 14 years. The Department has gathered information and has created a comprehensive databank.”
“The databank will be in the form of software. Due to lack of a databank, there have been problems in planning and the Department did not know the volumes of waste in provinces and what are the requirements.”
Referring to other measures on water and soil, he said: “The next topic is the cooperation of the Department with the Health Ministry, the Energy Ministry and the Ministry of the Interior over quality of drinking water in big and populous cities.”