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Russia eyes new power projects in Afghanistan

Oil&Gas Materials 21 January 2011 15:53
Russia is considering options for building new hydroelectric power stations in Afghanistan, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.
Russia eyes new power projects in Afghanistan

Russia is considering options for building new hydroelectric power stations in Afghanistan, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.

Russian companies are currently modernizing Afghanistan's Naglu power plant and building electricity generating facilities in hard-to-access mountainous areas in the country, Medvedev told his visiting Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai.

"We are looking into the possibilities of Russia participating in building new hydroelectric power plants in other Afghan provinces," Medvedev said.

Bilateral trade between Russia and Afghanistan has quadrupled in the past few years, reaching $500 million, he added.

"This is a good sign," Medvedev said. "We would like to see further development."

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