Ashuradeh Tourism Project Gets DOE Green Light

Ashuradeh Tourism Project  Gets DOE Green LightAshuradeh Tourism Project  Gets DOE Green Light

The Department of Environment confirmed a long-mooted plan for turning Ashuradeh, the only Persian island in the Caspian Sea, into a tourist center, a deputy at DOE's Office of Habitats and Protected Areas Affairs said.
"After years of delay, the Ashuradeh tourism project was officially approved and it will soon go operational," Reza Eqtedar said on Sunday in an interview with ISNA.
Ashuradeh is located on the eastern end of the Miankaleh peninsula, a narrow, long stretch of land in the extreme southeastern section of the Caspian.
The plan was initially introduced under former DOE head Masoumeh Ebtekar to launch tourism projects on the island. It failed to gain DOE's approval due to potential threats to the area's natural environment.  
Following several years of studies, revisions were finally made to guarantee the safety of wildlife and their habitats.


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