Iran's MAPNA signs deal to build power plant in Syria
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2
Iran's energy and infrastructure conglomerate MAPNA on Tuesday signed a contract to build a power plant with a capacity of 540 megawatts in Syria’s western coastal province of Latakia.
The agreement was signed in Tehran with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Aradakanian and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli in attendance, IRNA reported on October 2.
The plant will be worth 411 million euros.
The project will start in 2019 and is expected to be ready within three years, the report added.
The Syrian government is looking to friendly states such as Iran, Russia and China to play a major role in rebuilding the country as the war is nearing its end with nearly all Syrian territories liberated from terrorist groups.