Marand with suitable climate is the best location in northwest of the country to cultivate agricultural products with low level water consumption, especially saffron.
Karami made the remarks in a meeting with 5-member Dutch delegation on Tuesday.
He said that 115 hectares of agricultural land in the city allocated to cultivation of saffron, which is supposed to increase in five years to 300 hectares.
The governor said that in the past year Marand could produce 400 kilograms of saffron by 198 farmers and now is as a hub for saffron in northwestern Iran.
He said that Marand is ready for cooperation in the field of purchasing saffron bulbs from the Netherlands, allocation of lands for cultivation of saffron and its export with brand of Marand city and processing under license of the Netherlands.
Head of Dutch delegation Robert Vander Tang said that the visit aims to increase cooperation on cultivation of crops with low level water consumption such as saffron and roses.
He said that growing saffron bulbs by traditional method in Marand takes seven years, but, the industrial methods help the growth in less than one year.
Vander Tang said producing the crops in the Netherlands is difficult, because of rains, but it is exported to 23 countries of the world.
The Dutch delegation visited saffron and roses farms in Marand and evaluated their qualification high, calling for more cooperation between the two countries on sharing experience.
Marand is situated 71 km northeast of Tabriz.
The Norwegian investors said in a meeting with Governor General of Gilan Province Mohammad Ali Najafi that Gilan has high potential in fisheries and they are hopeful of partnership in the fisheries and aquaculture industry.
They said they are ready to invest 10,000 billion Rials investment in production of trawlers, small fishing boats and cages for fish culture through sophisticated technology.
Najafi for his part said Gilan province is willing to benefit from experience of Norway in fish culture and seafood products.
Mahdi Mousavi told IRNA on Tuesday that based on the agreement, Arvand Free Zone with the cooperation of Abadan University of Medical Science is to provide infrastructures and the necessary permits.
He added that a food and drug laboratory is to be built in Arvand Free Zone to decrease food and sanitary products importers’ costs, adding that, the purchased laboratory equipment for this project is of top medical ranking.
Sandra Brogli who is in Tehran for Agrofood 2016 told IRNA that 9 Swiss companies were taking part in the exhibition.
She said this was the first successful presence of Swiss companies in such an event in Iran.
She said the great welcome the swiss companies received during the event indicated their trust and confidence in Swiss products.
Brogli who heads Switzerland Global Enterprise also expressed hope that trade with Iran will be normalized soon and said she hoped the obstacles bothering Swiss entrepreneurs on banking and financial areas will be removed soon.
23rd International Exhibition of Food, Food Technology and Agriculture (Agrofood 2016) started work last Monday with participation of 746 foreign companies from 46 world states.
The event worked till June 2.
710 domestic companies were also present in the international event.
Agrofood 2016 introduced the latest products and services of the participants.
It aimed to exchange information, develop exports and trade.
Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of the 23rd International Iran Agro Food Exhibition 2016, Barotosz Kazouski said Iranian market enjoys huge potentials.
He added the Polish company is looking for the Iranian partners to make investment in production of non-alcoholic drinks.
Pointing to current trip of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif to Poland, he added after the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, Tehran- Warshu relations have entered a new phase.
He added the two countriers have strong determination to expand the level of economic and political cooperation.
‘Polish Krynica Vitamin SA has a positive feeling about the future of its mutual trade cooperation with Iran,’ he said.
The 23rd International Agricultural, Foodstuff, Machinery and Relevant Industries known as Iran Agro Food Exhibition 2016 ended on June 2.
Some 710 domestic companies were present in the international event, opened on May 30.
The number of foreign companies attending the event showed ten percent increase compared with that of the past exhibition.
“The capacity for electricity production of these power plants equals 10 percent of Iran’s need to electricity,” the Unit International Company said in a statement.
The statements said that in line with the agreement reached with Iran’s Energy Ministry, seven gas power plants with capacities of 6,020 megawatts and at a value of $4.2 billion will be constructed in Iran.
Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Hooshang Fallahian had said that Iran would sign contracts with Turkey’s energy companies to construct 5,000-megawatt.
Dulig made the description at a trade meeting in this central Iranian province on Wednesday afternoon.
Isfahan in Iran and Saxon in Germany have many characteristics in common, said Dulig.
He further referred to direct contacts as an effective way to have joint economic activities.
In the meeting, representatives of German states of Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania also hoped for establishment of trade and cultural relations with Isfahan.
A 60-member economic delegation from Germany has travelled to Isfahan in central parts of the country to confer with officials here on ways to develop relations.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Isfahan governor general.
He said that there are many strong companies specialized in renewable energies as German government meets hundred percent of its energy demands from the renewable.
Referring to visit of economic delegations from Mecklenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt to Iran and Isfahan, he said that the visit is aimed at identifying and evaluating opportunities for cooperation and investment in Iran.
These eastern states of Germany are interested to cooperate with the Iranian companies, he said.
‘We reviewed areas of cooperation during the visit,’ he said, hoping that next visits will lead to conclusion of cooperation deals.
Meanwhile, Minister of Economy, Employment and Transport in Saxony Martin Dulig referred to capacities of the state’s economic and industrial sectors, saying that Isfahan is the cultural and economic heart of Iran.
Minister of State for Economic and Scientific Affairs in Saxony-Anhalt Thomas Wunsch also told the same meeting that Germany has many strong industries in the fields of chemistry, petrochemicals, industrial machinery and renewable energies.
He hoped that they would forge good communications with the Iranian firms.
An economic delegation from the German states accompanied by 100 economic activists arrived in Isfahan on May 29.