Jan 15, 2015, 11:15 PM
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Japan ready for further cooperation with Iran in water sector

Gorgan, Golestan Prov., Jan 15, IRNA – Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Iran Yasuto Takeuchi said his office is ready for further cooperation with Iran in the area of improving water productivity.

Speaking in a local meeting on water management here on Thursday, the Japanese official termed positive the plan for increasing water efficiency and improving production level.

He said with regard to the five-year period of the plan and inclement weather such as drought and water shortage the results have been achieved with cooperation and participation of farmers despite all difficulties and shortcomings.

He further remarked that for the success of future plans participation and cooperation of people is needed.

Yasuto Takeuchi noted that efforts are underway to transfer experiences to the people and present some patterns and plans in order to assist farmers in optimum utilization of water resources.

Meanwhile, Sakamoto who is one of the JICA representatives in Iran pointed to the history of water management in the country and said Japan possesses a vast historical record in utilization of agriculture water and people’s participation in this field.

He said his country has had close cooperation with Iran in different fields one of which is the project for implementation of water management in “Tazehabad” area in Golestan.

Also speaking at the session, Managing Director of Golestan Water Company Iraj Heydarian called for transfer of expertise in different fields such as holding of educational workshops, management of water resources, floods and drought.

Underlining the importance of water in agriculture, he said under the status quo the agriculture sector is considered the biggest water consumer but irrigation efficiency is not much desirable.

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