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An Environment Ministry No Top Priority

An Environment Ministry No Top Priority An Environment Ministry No Top Priority

A number of lawmakers have recently submitted a bill proposing once more the establishment of a ministry to be in charge of energy, water and the environment, a plan that a top official with the Expediency Council believes is a low priority at the present time. At the moment, a vice presidency is in charge of environmental affairs while issues concerning energy and water are handled by a ministry. 
Speaking to ISNA, Mohammad Mojabi, secretary of the environment committee at the Expediency Council, said management of the country's natural environment is an intersectoral task that requires strong national resolve but the structure of the managing bodies is not a primary issue.  "Organizational structure is of secondary importance in current conditions," he said. 

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