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Tehran Municipality welcomes startup ideas to mitigate air pollution

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - Tehran Municipality embraces new, innovative startup ideas to face the persistent challenge of air pollution, director of Tehran Municipality's ICT organization said on Tuesday.

"We are dying in silence"

Source: Ghanoon daily

Tackling Tehran's air pollution requires more active interactions between [responsible] organizations and private sector and the municipality welcomes new startup ideas to face this challenge, Nasimonline quoted Mohammad Farjoud as saying.

Describing air pollution as a "complex and multi-dimensional threat", Farjoud noted that many organizations are responsible for this problem - not just the municipality. There is no doubt that moving towards "smart cities" with the assistance and investment of private sector can have a profound influence on resolving the issue, he added.

cartoon by Massoud Raeissi, Ghanoon daily

The week-long suffocating air pollution in Tehran led to a 5-day school closure and reinforced traffic restrictions with the hope of improving the condition.

The worst polluted day of the year
Source: Shahrvand daily


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