UN to launch hospital waste management support project in Iran: Envoy

Tasnim – Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based International Organizations said the United Nations Industrial Development Organization plans to launch a hospital waste management project in Iran.

The value of the project is estimated to be €1 million, using UNIDO-China finance, Kazem Gharibabadi said.

He further thanked UNIDO and its Director-General Li Yong and China, for launching the support project amid the country’s battle against the coronavirus.

Such projects help reduce environmental degradation and potential risks for human health through the improved management of health care waste in hospitals.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that assists nations in growing and developing industry to reduce poverty. It is headquartered at the UN Office in Vienna, Austria, and is a member of the United Nations Development Group.