News ID: 205742
Published: 0356 GMT December 07, 2017

Qeshm FTZ, Malaysia MRF ink MoU

Qeshm FTZ, Malaysia MRF ink MoU

Managing Director of Qeshm Free Trade Zone Organization Hamid Reza Momeni and Executive Director of Malaysia Marine Research Foundation (MRF) Nicolas Pilcher in a meeting here on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The memorandum of understanding is on scientific research and protection of Sea Turtles in seven articles and two notes, IRNA reported.

Research on sea turtles and protecting them, exchanging information and data, joint research programs and financial opportunity are among objectives of the MoU.

Contents of the MoU will be implemented in five years.

MRF since two years ago has started scientific research in the island with the aim to protect green turtles, which are on the verge of extinction.

Qeshm Island is in south of Hormozgan Province in the Persian Gulf and has a population of 150,000.

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