UNDP, Japan to Lake Urumia’s Rescue

UNDP, Japan to Lake Urumia’s RescueUNDP, Japan to Lake Urumia’s Rescue

 The preliminary results of Lake Urumia recovery will be seen in the next 3 to 5 years, but full restoration will take 15 to 20 years, said UNDP deputy resident representative in Iran, Balasubramaniam Murali.

The UNDP official along with Japanese Ambassador Koji Honda, Michael Moser, senior international advisor of Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, and Mohsen Soleimani, head of Iranian Wetlands Conservation Plan, on a two-day visit to West Azarbaijan Province, studied the latest status of Lake Urumia and the region’s wetlands, IRNA reported.

UNDP and Japan are cooperating with Iran to help restore the world’s largest salt-water lake.