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News ID: 4485
Publish Date: 11 December 2016 - 15:41
Twenty-Seventh (27th) Meeting of the ECO Regional Planning Council (RPC) wrapped up at the ECO Secretariat in Tehran. The RPC, held annually, focuses on the policies and programmes of the Organization, and evolves its work programme and calendar of events for the 2017-2018.
ECO-IEST: During the 27th meeting of the Regional Planning Council of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) which was held from 5-8 December 2016 at the ECO Secretariat in Tehran and during the Committee of Energy, Minerals and Environment convened at the main conference hall of the Secretariat, the progress of implementation of the ECO approved programmes/projects and consideration of proposals for any new programmes/projects for the year 2017-18 in the fields of energy, minerals and environment were discussed.
During these four days meeting, where the ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology was also present and played an active role in the deliberations of the committee, among all the proposal of Islamic Republic of Iran and ECO-IEST on an initiative to launch the programme on environmental technologies deployment, clean water and energy solutions, restoration, monitoring and management tools will be examined by ECO secretariat for possible implementation, kick off workshop on project development phase of the  Regional Project to Combat Desertification with a Special Emphasis on Dust Haze and Sand Storm in the ECO region and consultation workshop for consideration of the draft Project proposal on Regional Project to Combat Desertification with a Special Emphasis on Dust Haze and Sand Storm in the ECO region was discussed.
During the last session, the collective report of the four-day negotiations on the past and future activities of the ECO affiliated and related organizations and the committees was adopted.

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