The First Ecology and Environment Research Center inaugurates in Herat University

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The First Ecology and Environment Research Center inaugurates in Herat University

Sunday, 7 June, 2015

The first Ecology and Environment Research Center, professional ecological-library, photo, painting and environmental works exhibition was inaugurated in the Faculty of Agriculture of Herat University by Herat Department of Environmental Protection, Herat Municipality, Faculty of Agriculture and Help Organization in the occasion of Environment Universal Day.

The aim of the Ecology and Environment Research Center’s establishment by Help Organization is to provide awareness regarding the value and protection of the environment, to know and manage Afghanistan’s natural resources, to prevent environmental pollution, to protect wildlife and plant species and to conduct environmental research in Herat in general.

Mr. Asiluddin Jami, Herat vice-governor, Mr. Juma Gul Adil, Herat Border Commander, Heads of relevant Govt. departments, civil society activists and some of Help directors and employees, attended the opening ceremony.

Mr Hamed Elham, General Director of Herat Public Information and Communication, Mr. Nasir Ahmad Fazli, Head of Department of Environment Protection, Mr. Jami, Head of Faculty of Agriculture, Professor Abdul Rahim Omid, Mr. Asiluddin Jami, Herat Vice-governor, Mr. Mohammad Ali Soroosh, Help Capacity Building Program Director, and Dr. Hassan Farid, Head of Medicine Faculty delivered speeches regarding the importance of environment and human beings responsibilities about it in the ceremony.

Following to the ceremony, the Ecology and Environment Research Center, professional ecological-library, photo, painting and environmental works exhibition was inaugurated.

100 paintings, 60 photos and 40 graphic works – depicting ecological-issues- were exhibited publicly. Moreover, 5 private companies exhibited their environmental products in this exhibition. The aim of organizing the exhibition was to celebrate Environment Universal Day. It is also worth-mentioning that Herat Theater team performed a play on environmental protection for the visitors.

This exhibition was open to the public from Wednesday to Thursday (3th and 4th of June, 2015), 9:00 AM up to 4:30 PM.

Source: Help Media and Culture Unit

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