Close tie between oil industry and environment necessary

Iran's Deputy Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Saeed Motesadi

Iran’s Deputy Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Saeed Motesadi

TEHRAN March 02(Shana)–HSE acts as a ring that links environment to oil industry and wherever the ring has been strong enough the results for protection of environment have been positive.

Deputy Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Saeed Motesadi made the remarks in a conference in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, adding protecting environment requires participation of all sectors especially local communities and those non-governmental organizations (NGO) with environment and update scientific background.

He said that DoE is also seeking to deploy all the potentials including parliament, Judiciary and the government plus industrial and technical capabilities of Petroleum Ministry either to revive or protect the environment.

Elsewhere in his remarks he asked the directors of HSE department of Petroleum Ministry to inform the provinces officials about their development plans and share with them their projects in order to provide a better environment for supervision and prevention of inflicting damage to environment.

He further called on oil industry officials to take part in the programs DOE plans to arrange for protection of environment and offer their suggestions to this end.

By SHANA