Economic Cooperation Organization

The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting on ECO Nanotechnology Network was virtually hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran on July 10, 2023. Chaired by Dr. Ali Marjovi, Director of International Collaboration Department, Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the meeting was attended by representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Türkiye and ECO Secretariat.

            Mr. Gurkan Polat, Director of Agriculture and Industry of the ECO Secretariat, in his remarks emphasized the necessity to increase cooperation on nanotechnology among the Member States to provide new solutions to improve access to basic services, such as safe water, reliable energy, health care, agricultural productions and education.

            INIC presented a report on the history and activities of the ECO Nanotechnology Network. Likewise, the participants from the Member States shared their statements and country reports on nanotechnology issues. The meeting discussed two project proposals, concerning “facilitation on establishment of Nanobubble pilot plants for improving agricultural productivity” and “establishment of a coordinating and facilitating platform for implementation of nanotechnology based water treatment pilot plants”.