TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Southwestern province of Khuzestan exported over 3.5 billion kilowatts of electricity to Iraq in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), showing approximately 35 percent of growth in comparison with the same period last year, a provincial official said.
“3.5 billion KW of electricity was transferred to Iraq from through two 400-kilowatt electricity transition lines,” Managing Director of Khuzestan Province Electricity Company Mahmoud Janqorban said.
He added that Khuzestan province electricity exports to Iraq increased 35% in those seven months compared to the similar period of the previous year, which was totally 2.7 billion kilowatts.
Khuzestan province produces one seventh of Iran’s electricity currently.
Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.
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