Iran signs deals to reconstruct power lines in Syria 

September 12, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran has signed a number of agreements with Syria to reconstruct power plants and electricity transmission lines in the war-torn neighboring country, the caretaker of the Iranian energy ministry Sattar Mahmoodi said on Tuesday.

The Syrian government signed a contract to import Iranian power plants for the city of Aleppo, Syrian state news says SANA reported, an early sign of the major role Tehran is expected to play in Syria's reconstruction.
The contract was signed Tuesday with the Iranian company Mapna during a visit by Syrian Electricity Minister Zuhair Kharboutli, AP reported.

Kharboutli was quoted by SANA on Sunday as valuing the deal at 130 million Euros. The five gas-powered plants will provide 125 megawatts of electricity to Aleppo, Syria's largest city before the war.

Kharboutli also signed memorandums of understanding to import five plants to the coastal region of Latakia and restore electrical infrastructure nationwide. The new plants would generate 540 megawatts.

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