Construction of Kish Environment Research Center Underway
Kish Island, August 21, 2016- Kish Free Zone Organization has started the construction of a research center for studies on the preservation of the environment in the Persian Gulf island.
The construction of the research center is aimed at boosting sustainable development in Kish island via promoting scientific tourism.
According to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Kish Free Zone Organization, the research center will be built in a 4500 square meter area in the southern part of Kish Island.
The project kicked off back in March and is expected to be completed within 18 months.
The project has already witnessed 12% physical progress since it started.
Once completed, the research center will draw natural tourism aspirants to the Persian Gulf island of Kish and will open up a great opportunity for carrying out scientific research activities on the environment conservation, particularly the preservation of the maritime life.
The building of the research center will span 1800 square meters and will include different parts such as exhibition, media salon, wildlife museum, laboratory, and administrative offices.
The construction of the research center comes as part of efforts by Kish Free Zone Organization to boost ecotourism activities as well as paving the way for transferring technology related to preservation of the environment.
The research center is also expected to prepare the ground for developing scientific tourism in Kish island and turn the coral island into a massive research center for environmental studies.
Kish Free Zone Organization has placed preservation of the environment top on its agenda, carrying out diverse activities in this regard over the past recent years.
Protecting vegetation in Kish island, boosting ecotourism attractions, and conserving wildlife are among the activities carried out by KFZO in recent years.
KFZO has designated a 200-hectare area as a wildlife park. Also, an 800-square meter protected area in the southern part of Kish Island has been designated as the nesting venue for Hawksbill Sea Turtles.
The protected area which has been fenced off in an effort to counter any possible threats is monitored by environment scholars on a regular 24-hour basis. Environment scholars have also attempted to eliminate other elements threatening the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles including flashlights, beach pollution, and hunting, ensuring sea turtles have a safe place to nest, feed and lay eggs.
PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO