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Iran to build another hydropower station in Tajikistan

Thursday 18 August 2011

(The Times of Central Asia) – Iranian specialists are about to build "Ayni" hydropower station on Zeravshan River in Tajikistan. The Tajik-Iranian intergovernmental agreement on the construction of this hydropower station is expected to be signed in the course of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads visit to Tajikistan on September 4-5.

Currently, Tajikistan and Iran are holding talks on their shares in this project on the construction of the 150 MW hydropower facility, Abbos Bayeni, Counsellor of the Iranian Embassy for Economic Policy told the AP.

If the agreement is signed, the future Ayni hydropower station will become the second hydropower facility in Tajikistan sponsored by Iran. Iran is currently engaged in the construction of the Sangtuda-2 hydropower station in Tajikistan.

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