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Tehran’s air pollution mitigation needs $4 billion

TEHRAN – The Municipality of Tehran has prepared a comprehensive plan to mitigate air pollution in the metropolis, based on which a total budget of 174 trillion rials (nearly $4 billion) is required over the course of four years. The plan, proposed by the municipality’s transportation and traffic organization, focuses …

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International arrivals in Iran reach 6.7 million since March

TEHRAN – Some 6.7 million foreign nationals have visited Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), IRNA reported. “Since the beginning of this year, 6.7 million foreign nationals holding visas have arrived in the country,” said Mojtaba Karimi who presides over Foreign Ministry’s visa and …

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International Cheetah Day: running fast toward extinction

TEHRAN – Asiatic cheetah, the planet’s fastest mammal, are facing extinction as their population has dramatically shrank to less than 7,000 in the world over the past few years, with a small remaining population in Iran. Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) have long, slender bodies covered with unique black spots scattered across …

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Let’s mind the soil as it truly matters

Soil is an essential natural resource for sustaining life on Earth. It is a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability that constitutes the basis for the preservation and advancement of human life on this planet. Soil is one of nature’s most complex ecosystems, contains a great …

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Tehran, Tashkent discuss enhanced tourism, cultural heritage co-op

TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan and Uzbekistan’s ambassador in Tehran Bakhodir Abdullaev exchanged views to strengthen mutual ties in the arenas of tourism, cultural heritage, and handicrafts. In a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, Mounesan invited Uzbekistan to attend Tehran International Tourism Exhibition, which is scheduled to be …

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Chabahar to host IORA tourism ministers’ meeting

TEHRAN – Tourism ministers from the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will come together in Iran’s port city of Chabahar in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), CHTN reported on Tuesday. “The first meeting of tourism ministers of the countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be held in …

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Air pollution and the war of wills 

TEHRAN – With the arrival of cold season air pollution spreads its shadow over cities, especially big ones. Many proposals have been presented over the past years to reduce air pollution, but no concrete measures have been taken so far. However, anybody who is aware of the complexities surrounding the …

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Iranian cuisine, culture attracts visitors at Slovenia exhibit

TEHRAN – Visitors to a Slovenian charity exhibition highly welcomed Iran’s stalls which turned the spotlight on the country’s cuisine, handicrafts, ancient traditions, and tourism destinations. The one-day exhibition — SILA’s 26th Annual Charity Bazaar — was held on Sunday at SILA (the Slovenian International Ladies Association) in Ljubljana, the …

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