The DOE has supervised suggestions for development projects in Makran coastline in accordance with land management observations in order to prevent contamination and degradation of the environment in the region; then, Majlis (the Iranian Parliament) voiced support for the DOE project.
Makran coast enjoys abundant capacities and special geographical situation, and these opportunities give the region strategic importance, which has been supported by Iran’s Supreme Leader.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined seven years ago that the development of the Makran coast is one of the main projects, which should be carried out with the help of the Iranian incumbent administration.
Makran is located in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran. The coastal area is in the middle of two international corridors of the world’s three largest transit corridors. So, the implementation of development projects in the Makran coast is of numerous strategic, economic, political and military importance for the Islamic Republic and such plans can help upgrade Iran’s geopolitical position in the region and the world.
However, sustainable development should be observed when it comes to implementing such projects in order to prevent environmental degradation. The Iranian authorities showed that they attach importance to standing against water contamination, oil spill, illegal construction projects in coastal areas and the phenomenon of sea drying.
Masoud Tajrishi, Human Resource Officer of the Department of Environment, told IRNA that the Makran area is very important for the department and that the organization plans to pursue sustainable development in the region.
According to the official, experts proposed deployment of more than two million residents on the Makran coast, but the Department of Environment underlined that at least five million people can reside there.
Moinuddin Saeedi, a lawmaker representing Chabahar, Konarak, Nik Shahr, Ghasrghand, Dashtyari and Zarabad, told IRNA that the development of Makran coastal areas without observing environmental considerations would lead to counter development.
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