Iran set to build 2,000 eco-lodges by 2021

May 10, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said that a total of 2,000 eco-lodges will be constructed across the country until 2021.

Over half of the eco-lodges will be inaugurated by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019) and the rest will come on stream by 2021, CHTN quoted Ali-Asghar Mounesan as saying on Tuesday.  

“Each eco-lodge unit averagely generates jobs for seven to eight people so that the scheme could create 160,000 jobs.” 

On May 13, government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht pledged support for ecotourism by providing loans to applicants seeking to build eco-lodges.

Due to a very diverse natural setting, Iran offers a lively and interesting environment to nature lovers. Sightseers may live with a nomad or rural family or enjoy an independent stay and assist

with day-to-day village activities, while learning about rustic routines, agriculture, wildlife, traditional art and culture.

PHOTO: A typical Iranian eco-lodge in Varamin, Tehran province 

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