Tehran, YJC. Iran's deputy energy minister has announced that Syrian government has invited the Iranian companies to take part in multi-billion-dollar tenders for the development of power industries in the Arab country.
“On Tuesday, Iran’s energy minister (Hamid Chitchian) and Syrian Electricity Minister (Imad Muhammad Deeb Khamis) held a meeting, and during the talks, bilateral cooperation in the area of electricity industry and Iran’s assistance to resolve the shortage of electricity in Syria were discussed,” Houshang Falahatian told reporters.
He pointed out that in recent years, Iran has constructed several new power plants in Syria and carried out complete overhauls of some other power stationis in the war-stricken country.
The deputy minister also pointed out that during the meeting, the Iranian and Syrian ministers also made needful arrangements to enable Iran's private sector play a larger role in the construction of electric transmission grids and power stations in the Arab country of Syria.
According to the Syrian electricity minister, Damascus has planned to invest up to $19bln in the power facilities in the country in the coming years and has invited the Iranian private sector to participate in their tenders, Falahatian explained.