TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syria to repair the Arab country’s power grid, a report said.
News ID: 65917
Publish Date: 13September 2017 - 13:24
The agreement was signed on Tuesday during a visit by
Syria’s electricity minister to Tehran, SANA news agency reported.
According to the terms of the deal, Iran will build a power
plant in Syria’s coastal province Latakia with a capacity of 540 megawatts.
The agreement involves restoring the main control center for
Syria’s electricity grid in the capital Damascus, the report added.
The agreement also includes rehabilitating a 90-megawatt
power station in Deir ez-Zor province, where the Syrian army and allied forces
have made swift advances against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in recent days.
"The Syrian government ... is working relentlessly to
restore the power system,” SANA cited Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad
Zuhair Kharboutli as saying.
"Iranian companies will have a role in rebuilding Syria.”
Two contracts were also signed, including for Iran to supply
power to Aleppo city, which the Syrian military and its allies fully regained
last year in a major blow to militants.
Iranian firms are already involved in a series of
electricity generation projects in Syria. Iran aims to export electricity and
create the biggest power network in the Islamic world by hooking up Iran’s
national grid with those of Iraq and Lebanon.
Iran in August exported $58 million worth of goods to Syria
in the first four months of this year, marking a 100 percent increase compared
with the same period a year ago.