He continued: Due to the positive steps taken during the past year for Qeshm Geo Park by the managers of QFAO(Qeshm Free Area Organization), we have great hope to the next phase of assessment and inspection of Qeshm Geo park at summer 2016.
General Director of QFAO (Qeshm Free Area Organization) thanked Mr. Ali Reza Amri Kazemi, Head of Geo Tourism of the Iran Geological Organization, for the preparation of documents related to Qeshm Geo Park.
Momeni said: Mr. Patrick Macured, Head of Global Geo park Network of UNESCO has declared because of the fundamental changes that have been made in Qeshm beautiful Geo park, Surely in the near future this Geo park will enter in the global Geo park list.
Hamid Reza Momeni continued: Job creation, sustainable development of local communities and maximum attracting tourists are some of our big goals to globalize Qeshm Geo park as a legacy from the past for future generations in this region of Iran.
According to the report, the UNESCO inspectors will come to Iran about May to August 2016 and visit the Geo sites of Qeshm Geo Park again and about mid-September 2016 will announce their Opinion to record Qeshm Geopark into world list or not.
Geo Park is an area with clearly boundaries marked and large enough that there are several prominent geological phenomenon within; and the area should be able to play an effective role in the economic development for it's surrounding communities. In addition to natural phenomena, Geo parks could include monuments, ecology, archeology, cultural and natural heritage that Qeshm Geo park has all the features mentioned.
Qeshm Geo Park is the first Geo Park in the Middle East and North Africa that would be recorded in the world network.