Shahrnaz Village Co-op and Rural Development Company is
a registered village Co-op established in April 2003. Currently, the
Coop holds 165 shareholders and is located 30 kilometers from the city
of Karaj which itself is 50 kilometers west of the Capital, Tehran.
Village altitude is 1300 meters, the largest peak is 2500 meters. A
creek which has water all year round begins at the main peak and is
joined by a few side creeks of spring water that collectively fall into
the Karaj Dam. The whole area is mountainous with an average slope of
40 degrees and has around 30 varieties of herbal plants including 30
acres of purgative manna forest.
Here we are meeting to
discuss the possibility of ecotourism in protected areas, sponsored by
College of Environmental Studies.
Here are some of
To date, 1200
walnut trees have been
planted in two rows along the new water pipeline.
park has been built on a 1200 square meter area with benches
and children's play ground with slide and swings.
A building has been
donated for the communication center
with 256 fiber optic phone lines for the village.
In a collaborative
effort with the Red Crescent Society, we have created a search
& rescue facility to address emergency situations in our
A soccer field with sitting
quarter for the onlookers has been built in the village and we have
already had soccer teams from the neighboring villages over and some
soccer matches have taken place in the village.
projects have been envisioned and completed through the full
participation of the Village Council and villagers.
Project: In collaboration with CAWIRAN, our facility will include
a traditional bread shop, groceries and meat and also an internet
café, creating the foundations for long-term living and
working conditions for villagers as a part of our aim to attract
villagers who are now living unproductively on the outskirt of the
Projects: Beautification of the area outside of the village
and along the road; Sport and Tourism facilities with non-polluting
equipment and techniques, for teaching championship level swimming
to the young children of all 56 villages; Touba Project over 40 Hectars.
Managing Director: M. Soltani, BS Business Management – email@example.com