Iran, Tajikistan Discuss Financial Issues of Power Plant Project
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – The 13th meeting of Iran-Tajikistan joint commission of economic cooperation opened in Tehran on Monday morning, attended by Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and Tajikistan’s Minister of Energy and Water Resources Usmonali Usmonzoda.
The Two sides talked about the financial issues surrounding Sangtuda 2 hydroelectric power plant, a project carried out by Iran in Tajikistan.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the meeting, the Tajik minister said one of the most successful projects that Iranian companies have carried out in Tajikistan in recent years was the construction of Sangtuda 2 hydroelectric power plant.
Usmonzoda said the 220-megawatt power plant has come on stream and plays a major role in supplying the Central Asian country’s power demands in the wintertime.
He also noted that a series of financial issues relating to the power plant project and the purchase of electricity by Tajikistan would be discussed in the joint commission of economic cooperation on Monday and Tuesday.
Praising Iranian companies for involvement in multiple projects in Tajikistan, Usmonzoda said Iran has also embarked on a project to construct a hydroelectric power plant at Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam.
In June, the top diplomats of Iran and Tajikistan met in Tehran to explore avenues for the enhancement of relations between the two countries in various fields.