On Friday morning, July 6, 2018, the meeting to review of Anzali Wetland reviving project plan was attended by Dr. Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, Vice President and Head of Iran Plan and Budget Organization, Dr. Isa Kalantari, Vice President and Head of Iran Environment Department, Dr. Salari, Gilan Provincial Governor and other Authorized managers, were held in Anzali.
At the meeting, a report was presented on how to apply the Anzali wetland reviving project by the project executor (Nano Vahed Sanat Persia Co, BioGME technology originator and located in Isfahan Science and Technology Town), and the essential decisions was made for its implementation.
Paying an onsite visit to the BioGME accelerated bioremediation of Anzali wetland project was among the other programs of vice presidents and the governor of Gilan in Anzali trip.
Following the meeting, Dr. Mohammad Baqer Nobakht told reporters: “Along with the reviving of Urmia Lake, which the government has been focusing on, the revival of Anzali International Wetland is also on the government agenda.”
Mentioning that the reviving of Anzali wetlands has a particular importance at the national and international levels, the vice president pointed out: “The modern methods for organizing and reviving the Anzali wetland should be evaluated urgently and it should be determined which sources can provide the credit.”
Nobakht, also added that it is important to do this by applying modern native technology, which is more productive, and by allocating some 8,500 billion Rials, (around 80 million Euro), the Anzali Wetland can be revived within three years.
According to Dr. Isa Kalantari, the vice president and head of Iranian Department of Environment, some wetlands, such as the Anzali Wetland, which are located at the end of the rivers and the beginning of the Caspian Sea, is going through an anaerobic state due to contaminations such as agricultural wastes and urban sewage and accumulated from sediments. He added that with the modern technologies, Iran can revive Anzali Wetland with less than 3% of the presupposed budgets in three or four year.
The head of Iranian Department of Environment also said: “This pilot project has been carried out with the assistance of the Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute and we hope that by applying this modern technology the Anzali Wetland will be revived by 2021.”
The BioGME Accelerated Bioremediation of Anzali Wetland project was carried out by Nano Vahed Sanat Persia (BioGME Technology Originator), a knowledge base company located in Isfahan Science and Technology Town. The Gilan Department of Environment, as the project’s manager, and National Inland Water Aquaculture Institute and the Gilan Fisheries Organization, are partners in this project.
The results of this research indicate the ability of this technology to revive the Anzali wetland. Following the visit of Dr. Mohammad Baqer Nobakht and Dr. Isa Kalantari along with the Gilan province officials from the pilot site of BioGME Accelerated Bioremediation of Anzali Wetland project, it was decided to develop the project in other parts of the wetland, in order to save the Anzali Wetland from the gradual death, by applying BioGME technology and providing the required fund.
The Technology applied in the reviving of Anzali wetland, BioGME Accelerated Bioremediation Technology which has patent No. 017 312 A / 89, by adjusting the electrical parameters of the aquatic ecosystem can function as a natural accelerator in biological cycles.