Iranian, Tajik presidents inaugurate Sangtoudeh-II Power Plant

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon inaugurated the Phase-II of Sangtoudeh-II Dam and Power Plant, which has been constructed through Iran’s major partnership, on Wednesday.

The Iranian and Tajik presidents inaugurated the power plant through videoconferencing and signing a sum of 10 cooperation pacts in different areas in a ceremony earlier in the day.

Sangtoudeh-II power plant has the capacity to produce 220 megawatts of electricity. It will increase Tajikistan’s annual electricity 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.

President Rouhani left Tehran for a bi-nation tour of Central Asia on Monday. On the first leg of his tour, the president visited Kazakhstan, where he met senior officials of the Central Asian nation and signed several cooperation agreements.

The Iranian President then left Astana for Dushanbe on Wednesday morning to attend the 14th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and discuss bilateral ties with participants in the high-profile meeting.

Earlier today, Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart in a meeting in Tajikistan signed 10 cooperation pacts and a joint statement.

The cooperation pacts signed by the Iranian and Tajik presidents in Dushanbe included security agreements between the two countries’ interior ministries, an agreement on fighting drug trafficking and a cooperation pact between Iranian and Tajik chambers of commerce as well as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Iran’s Persian Language Academy and Tajikistan’s Language and Reforms Committee.

President Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart also signed a joint statement.

By Fars News Agency


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