Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan hold trilateral meeting on water, energy

Dushanbe, Aug 21, IRNA – Officials of water and energy sector from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan held a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of an international conference on water cooperation on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Alireza Daemi, director of Water Catchment Department of the Iranian Energy Ministry and water and energy ministers of Afghanistan and Tajikistan emphasized the necessity of cooperation in implementing joint energy projects.

The construction process of Tajikistanˈs Sangtoudeh-II power plant which will be completed by yearend with joint investment of Iran and Tajikistan was also discussed.

Tajik Minister of Industry and Energy, Golshir Ali termed the implementation of this project which removes Tajikistanˈs shortage of energy to a great extent as an example of good cooperation between the two countries.

This power plant is presently producing 110 megawatt of electricity and its second turbine with the capacity of generating another 110 megawatt of electricity will be inaugurated by yearend, he said.

Meanwhile, the Tajik minister agreed to export 1 billion kw/h of electricity to Afghanistan in the current year.



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