Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar says coping with the dust particles problem requires a long term planning and that temporary arrangements are not practical, IRNA reported.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 14th International Environment Exhibition, Ebtekar told reporters that the administration does not intend to conceal the realities regarding dust particles challenge which needs a long term planning to overcome.
She added that in the past some other countries including China, Korea and Japan had faced dust particles phenomenon and could achieve good results through regional and international cooperation, even though they have not been fully able to overcome the problem.
Ebtekar regretted that some funds which had been earmarked for protection of environment in the draft budget were omitted from next year's budget bill adding that ratification of proposed funds was very important for DoE in order to provide necessary equipment for monitoring, measurement and addressing environmental issues.
"By removing these funds from next year's budget, we will undoubtedly face more delays and will lag behind the schedule in tackling environmental problems," DOE chief said in a shana.ir report.
She said: 'Unfortunately some recent years policies led to the drying up of Hourolazim lagoon even though it has been provided with water in recent days, a subject that Minister of Health confirms."
According to her, domestic car makers have been obliged to observe euro-4 standards and they have to put into force euro-5 standards in the next phase while they will proceed with making hybrid and electric vehicles at home in the future.