Tehran, Helsinki Welcome Energy Coop.

Tehran, Helsinki Welcome Energy Coop.Tehran, Helsinki Welcome Energy Coop.

Iran has called on Finnish investors and contractors to participate in the country’s water and power wastage reduction plans, which was welcomed by the Finns.

Sattar Mahmoudi, Iran's acting energy minister, and Kimo Tiilikainen, Finland’s minister of agriculture and the environment, explored ways of cooperation in Tehran on Tuesday.

Expressing Iran’s readiness for implementing joint water and power projects with Finland in other countries, Mahmoudi said the Persian Gulf country’s high ability in the field has paved the way for information exchange with developed countries.

“Climate change, water reserves management, methods of wastewater collection and treatment, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions as well as solar, wind, geothermal and biofuel energies are fields that Iran is interested in expanding cooperation with advanced countries,” he said.

Underscoring the fact that 99.5% of Iranian cities are linked with modern water networks and all are supplied with electricity, Mahmoudi noted that water and power projects are deeply engaged in environmental issues and the Energy Ministry is very sensitive about conservation of the environment.

“We are interested in employing Finnish abilities and experience in curbing energy wastage and increasing efficiency and welcome Finland’s investment and technology transfer,” he said.

Tiilikainen stressed that Finland is one of the leading countries in terms of clean and modern technologies and intends to collaborate with Iran in this field and other energy and environmental fields.