Iran to launch Tajikistan’s Sangtoudeh-II power plant by yearend

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tajikistan’s Energy Ministry announced on Monday that Iranian experts will complete and launch Sangtoudeh-II power plant by the end of the current year.

Avesta news website quoted Tajik officials as saying that Iranian and Tajik experts have installed the equipment of the second unit of Sangtoudeh-II power plant and the unit will be tested and launched in the next few months.

The news came while the Iranian embassy in Dushanbe in a letter to Tajik Electricity Company in February asked it to pay back its 12-milion-dollar overdue debt to Iran. Tajikistan’s Electricity Company still owes huge sums to Sangtoudeh-II power plant as it is the main user of its power output.

Sangtoudeh-II power plant has the capacity to produce 220 megawatts of electricity. It will increase Tajikistan’s annual power output to 1bln kilowatt/hours.

Iran has contributed $180bln to construction of Sangtoudeh-II and Tajikistan’s share is $40bln. The power plant’s construction work began on September 5, 2011 at the presence of the Iranian and Tajik presidents.

Sangtoudeh-II is located 120 km Southeast of the Capital city of Dushanbe.

By Fars News Agency


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