Iran-Tajikistan trade records 5-fold increase
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 5 /Trend/
The Iran-Tajikistan trade turnover has increased by 5 times over the past 5 years, Tajik President Emomali Rahman said at the inauguration ceremony of the Sangtuda II power plant's first turbine, IRNA reported.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also attended the ceremony.
Construction of the Sangtuda II power plant began in 2006 with the help of the Iranian Sangab company. The Iranian side has made 180-million-dollar investment in that project while the Tajik share is 40 million dollars.
When operational, the project will help increase the production capacity of water electricity of the country by 1,000 GWh per annum.
Iran's President, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Dushanbe Sunday afternoon, to inaugurate the Sangtuda II project, attend a press briefing and review issues of mutual interest with his Tajik counterpart.