Tourism at Iran water facilities becomes possible
Tehran, Iran, Aug.31
Former Vice-President and acting Tourism Minister of Iran announced the implementation of the order of the president on Tourism at Water Facilities in the country by the end of the current Iranian year (ends on March 21, 2020)
“Previously, the Ministry of Energy did not allow tourism in water resources facilities, which is one of the most attractive spots for tourism, but this became possible with the president's order,” Ali Asghar Mounesan said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
“According to the president's order, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Energy and the newly established Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, which allows tourists to visit water resource facilities,” he added. "It was necessary to develop a code of conduct, and this was done 10 days ago."
Mounesan went on to say that the implementation of MoU has been initiated and by the end of this year, significant steps will be taken in this area.
"Tourism in all water sources including dams, wetlands, creeks and aquifers is made possible and these activities will be carried out in full compliance with environmental regulations,” said Mounesan.
Of the 2,800 wetlands in Iran, 94 are well-known, of which 24 are registered in the Ramsar Convention as an international wetland. There are 680 dams operating in the country.