Syria, Iran to enhance cooperation in power, electricity

Damascus, SANA – Minister of Electricity Imad Khamis stressed Tuesday the importance of bolstering cooperation in the field of electric power with Iran, especially regarding the implementation of some old contracts.

During his meeting with a delegation of Iranian private companies affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Energy, headed by Nizam Malaki, Minister Khamis said that Syria highly appreciates the Iranian stances and would prefer to give the advantage to Iranian companies to invest in Syria.

The two sides discussed a program to support the electricity sector in Syria. The Iranian Energy Ministry will establish a bureau in Syria to provide all needed data and expertise.

The ongoing projects including the work at Tishreen Thermo Power Station, with a capacity of 450 megawatts, and a project financed by Mabna Company to construct a power generating station in Syria with a cost of 400 million Euros, were also tackled.

Mohammad Nassr/ Mazen Eyon

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