Japan contributes additional 3.5 million USD to a UNIDO project in Iran for the sustainable development of fish value chain

The Government of Japan extends its grant assistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran. UNIDO will cooperate with Japan and Iran in implementing the Project “Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Development of the Yellowfin Tuna Value Chain in Chabahar” with funding from Japan amounting to 363,000,000 Japanese Yen (approx. 3.5 million USD).

 H.E. Mr. AIKAWA Kazutoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Ms. Maryam Javan Shahraki, UNIDO Country Representative, Country Office in the Islamic Republic of Iran, signed and exchanged Notes regarding implementation of the project on 17 February in Tehran.
The Project aims at building the capacity of the tuna value chain in Chabahar, and thereby supporting the livelihood of local fishermen and the development of the economy of the region. At the same time, the project will establish a mechanism to monitor and control the fish stock and promote sustainable fishing practices.
Japan and UNIDO cooperate closely in promoting the achievement of the SDGs. Japan expects that UNIDO will steadily implement this project making use of its expertise and experience in technical cooperation.

[Photos from the past projects in Iran ((c) UNIDO)]


UNIDO Press Release: “UNIDO and Japan continue to support a sustainable tuna fish value chain in Iran”