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Tajik, Iranian Ministers Discuss Power Station Construction

August 28, 2008

Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 28 August

Dushanbe, 28 August: Issues of speeding up the construction of the Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power station were discussed at a meeting between the [Tajik] minister of energy and industry, Sherali Gul, and Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah in Dushanbe today, 28 August.

The Tajik energy and industry ministry told the Avesta news agency that the sides touched upon building a 1,100-km-long Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran electricity transmission line.

The completion of the construction of the electricity transmission line will make it possible to supply electricity from Tajikistan to Iran via Afghanistan.

Originally published by Avesta website, Dushanbe, in Russian 0843 28 Aug 08.

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