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News ID: 3998
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Publish Date: 12:28 - 23 April 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iranian official says talks are underway with Armenia to start a joint project on the Aras River with alterations proposed by the Iranian side.

CEO of Iran’s Water and Power Resources Development Co. in interview with Mehr News Agency said that talks are being held with the Armenian Minister of Energy to launch a joint project to build a dam and power plant on the Aras River.

Mohammadreza Rezazadeh provided comments on the Iranian Energy Ministry’s revision of dam construction plans and said "In general, building dams is done according to the river’s inflow. That’s why in this particular instance also the job will be pursued according to observations made and the measures that need to be taken.”

Maintaining that Iran’s revision of dam projects will not impose any major alteration on the Aras River project he said "We mentioned some points about the project in a meeting with the Armenian Minster of Energy. They will also have to negotiated things with their consultatnts.”

"Iranian experts followingly made a trip to Armenia. The technical points that were mentioned by Iranians on this trip were also confirmed by experts who had worked on the project at the time of the Soviet Union,” Rezazadeh asserted.

He added that meanwhile Iran is waiting for the Armenian side’s expert opinion on the proposal.

The bricklaying ceremony for the construction of the dam was held around three years ago.

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