Iran seeks German partnership in water treatment

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TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (MNA) – An official has voiced readiness of Energy Ministry to launch partnership with German firms for refurbishing Iran’s water and wastewater treatment facilities.

CEO of Iran’s Water and Wastewater Engineering Company Hamidreza Janbaz made the remarks at the eighth joint conference between his company and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

He deemed market definition and joint venture as most significant outcomes of the session saying “implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has paved the path for direct collaboration between Iranian and German water and sewage specialists as well as providing the opportunity to exploit state-of-the-art technology used by German companies.”

He said Tehran had always held good relations with Berlin in water treatment industry and as evidenced by exchange of knowledge in joint meetings with Germans.

“Presently, we only partially rely on foreign countries in the field of precise instrumentations, an issue which will be hopefully resolved during future joint project,” he added.

Janbaz said Iran was seeking to adopt technologies with high rate of environmental productivity as health and improvement of lifestyles would bring about peace and tranquility.

CEO of Iran’s Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said the country possesses credible consultant engineers who are experts in the field of designing, equipment and machinery though current achievements will never preclude the need for modern technologies of pioneer countries like Germany and its state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

“We believe that numerous challenges exist in the water sector of Iran which have been compounded by droughts due to climate change,” he continued.

Hamidreza Janbaz further underlined that Iran was willing to strengthen relation with Germany in a bid to tackle emerging challenges like design and implementation of long transmission lines, using smart networks, instrumentation, artificial intelligence and technologies of waste collection for recycling and water supply to agriculture and industry sectors.

He further noted that supply of financial resources remained as yet another major bottleneck to implementation of water and sanitation projects concluding “we will back joint venture if foreign investors make attractive financing proposals.”

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