Tehran experiences air pollution 200 days annually

TehranAn expert in environmental management, Morteza Rahmanzadeh, says those elected as councilors in Tehran should be proficient in drawing up plans to reduce air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran as the city experiences 200 days of air pollution in a year.

Tehran experienced more than 300 “healthy days” in 2009, while this number in 2011 was fewer than 150 days. City council elections will be held simultaneously with presidential election on Friday across the country.

In a recent interview with the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency, Morteza Rahmanzadeh said, “Time is ripe to apply modern inner city transportation technology and elect proficient individuals and experts for Tehran City Council to take action to protect Tehran from air pollution.”

He appreciated Tehran Municipality for constructing highways and subways in recent years, which in effect has reduced air pollution and traffic congestion.

continue reading Tehran experiences air pollution 200 days annually – Tehran Times.

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