DOE steps up drive to revive Bakhtegan Lake

Financial Tribune – Head of Iran’s Department of Environment instructed officials in southwestern Fars Province to prepare an urgent plan to revive the embattled Bakhtegan Lake in cooperation with a local university.

“A consistent plan should be devised, with the Shiraz University playing a central role, in two months for the restoration of Bakhtegan Lake, one that would be based on a scientific approach and take account of local livelihood concerns,” Isa Kalantari was quoted by ISNA as saying on Sunday.

He said the DOE faces no financial constraint on the project but the allocation of the funds is pending the completion of the study plan.