Iranian Capital to Host Int'l Conference on Demining
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran is scheduled to host an international
conference on demining early in April with Iranian civilian and military
officials as well as representatives of international organizations,
scholars, specialists and experts on humanitarian demining efforts in
The conference is due to be held concurrently with the
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
The three-day international event will be held at Tehran's permanent
International Fairgrounds and will be attended by Iranian civilian and
military officials, representatives of international organizations,
scholars, specialists and experts on humanitarian demining efforts.
An exhibition of modern demining methods and a competition of
demining robots will also be held on the sidelines of the conference.
The conference and the sideline programs are sponsored by Iranian
Defense Ministry's Engineering and Passive Defense Department, Iran's
Demining Center, and Malek Ashtar University of Technology, which is
affiliated to Defense Ministry.
Increasing awareness about the importance of demining in public
health, transportation, environment, and economy, as well as introducing
new demining methods and technologies, encouraging the exchange of
knowledge and information, introducing the latest global achievements
and technologies related to demining, and explaining Iran's position in
scientific and executive issues related to demining are among the major
goals of the conference.