TEHRAN (FNA) - Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Rastad said that his country will hold the International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS) in November 2020, in a bid to further increase scientific aspects of marine constructions.
"The ICOPMAS conference is a biannual event, which focuses on scientific topics and marine structures," Rastad said this week.
Noting that the conference awaits the government’s permit, the deputy minister said, "The possible effect of the conference on scientific development and installation of marine structures has been discussed recently by the government’s culture committee."
According to him, the private sector, domestic and foreign sponsors will provide major part of conference costs to minimize the cost for the event organizers.
"The conference will focus on problems in ports, coasts, marine structures, engineering and oceanography," he indicated.
"Representatives from about 30 countries including 70 academicians and 1,100 experts attended the previous conference in 2018," he added.
Iran has a sprawling shipbuilding industry, chiefly devoted to constructing oil tankers and container ships as well as offshore structures.
The country owns the world’s largest fleet of oil supertankers consisting of 42 VLCCs, each able to carry 2 million barrels of oil.