Envoy Lauds Iran's Key Role in Supplying Power to Tajikistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tajik Ambassador to Tehran on Sunday hailed Iran’s active role in the reconstruction and development of Tajikistan, especially in resolving the Central Asian country's power shortage.
“By building two hydroelectric power plants with a capacity of 120 MW in Tajikistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran has removed part of the country’s power shortage,” Nematollah Emamzadeh said during a visit to Karoon 3 and 4 dams in southwest of Iran.
He said Iran was one of the first countries that stood by Tajikistan and participated in its development.
Earlier in September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had officially inaugurated Sangtuda 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant in Tajikistan.
Cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe would further expand with the inauguration of the second phase of Sangtuda 2 power plant, Emamzadeh added.
The construction of the plant, which is expected to generate 1 billion KW/h of electricity a year, started in March 2007. Iran has invested $180 million in the plant which will be fully handed over to Tajikistan after being used by Iran for 12.5 years.