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Iran ready to build power plants in Guinea-Bissau
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TEHRAN – Iran is ready to build power plants and electricity installations in the African state Guinea-Bissau, the Iranian energy minister announced.
In a meeting with Guinea-Bissau Foreign Affairs Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali in Tehran, Majid Namjou referred to capabilities of Iran in building 660-kW wind farms and suggested building power plants in Guinea-Bissau, IRNA reported on Tuesday. 
Iran is prepared to build small hydroelectric power plants in the African country, the Iranian official added.
Iran has constructed power plants twice as many as the average number of power plants which have been constructed in the world during the past decade, the Mehr News Agency quoted deputy energy minister Mohammad Behzad as saying on April 20.
The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by 7 percent annually during the past 10 years, he said, adding that the figure has averaged 3.5 percent in the world.
The country’s power generation capacity is currently at 68.38 gigawatts, he added.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.

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