Iran’s water, wastewater welcomes Japanese participation

TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) – An Energy Ministry official has suggested Japanese companies would be welcomed in Iran’s water and wastewater projects in collaboration with domestic companies.

Hamidreza Tashayoei, deputy managing director for supervision and operation in Iran’s Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (Persian acronym: ABFA) believed that Iran with unique and peculiar geographical position and its potentials in water and wastewater, would be an attractive option for Japanese companies seeking investment opportunities in a quite untapped projects; “located in a global band of the desert and recent decades of drought have pressed Iran with restrictions of water dearth; now it is the most critical issue to be addressed by technology,” he told the press.

“A second attraction for Japanese companies are Iran’s ample oil and gas resources, which are quite valuable for Japan and other industrial countries in terms of meeting their ever-growing needs for energy; we hail Japanese firms working in water and waste water; sectors Japanese firms would work with Iran are infrastructural: technology management, capacity-building and improving current capacities, human resource management and development, water and wastewater standards preparation, private sector contribution, etc.,” he suggested.

“Iran’s water and wastewater industry is developed enough to carry out projects of repair and maintenance of water networks; however, international participation is currently the most pressing needs for the industry and attracting the foreign investments to improve the service quality along with a need to upgrade the current technology and know-how on water and wastewater sector constitute other issues to be addressed,” he said.

Tashayoei believed that with long history of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan, and participation of Japan’s JCCME in Iran’s water and wastewater projects, “the Ministry welcomes more Japanese contribution to the sector, with open-door policy which invites all other countries to join the extensive sector,” he concluded.

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