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Petchem Development in Line with Environmental Protection: Deputy

Petchem Development in Line with Environmental Protection: Deputy
(Saturday, November 20, 2021) 16:12

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- The Vice President and Head of the Department of Environmental (DOE) called for the development of the petrochemical industry in line with environmental protection standards.

On the sidelines of the visit to petrochemical complexes and projects located in Mahshahr region of the Vice President and Head of DOE and the Governor of Khuzestan, which took place on Thursday, the CEO of Mahshahr Special Economic Zone Organization said: “Infrastructure in the Petrochemical Special Economic Zone has made it possible to create new development capacities in addition to the existing units.”

Seyed Omid Shahidinia stated: “Having a production capacity of 26 million tons per year and a revenue of $5.5 billion, 29% of the country's petrochemical production is the share of Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone.”

Currently, 111 projects have been completed, 40 projects are under construction and 22 investment projects have been feasible, he added, saying by launching these new projects, production capacity can be increased and “we hope that it will provide significant employment in the field.”

Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Petrochemical Special Economic Zone Organization continued: “The environment as one of the important components in sustainable development, has always been considered and industrial development is not possible without environmental requirements. For this purpose, continuous testing of water samples and industrial effluents, measurement of heavy particles in the effluents from the surface water channel, online measurement of air quality in the area by fixed and mobile measuring stations of air pollutants and also visits of flare stacks in complexes by environmental experts can be named as part of these measures that with the continuation of these activities, compliance with environmental standards will be seriously pursued.”

He added: "By combining social responsibility and environmental protection, in addition to developing green space in the region, we have launched several hectares of green space in the city of Bandar Mahshahr, such as Arm Park."

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