Iran to build 2 thermal power plants in Sri Lanka: minister
(IRNA) - Iran will build two 300- and 500-megawatt thermal power plants in Sri Lanka, Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said here Thursday.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart W D J Seneviratne, Fattah said that an agreement on construction of the power plants will be signed by the two sides within the next two days, reports Trend.
He said Sri Lanka has been keen to bolster cooperation with Iran in the energy field, adding that "further talks with Sri Lanka on the subject of power plant construction will be held if the issue of the country's use of the Iranian forex credit is settled." He noted that a Sri Lankan delegation had visited Iran's power plants and thereby became familiar with the capabilities of Iranian experts, and said an Iranian expert delegation would pay a visit to Sri Lanka to discuss cooperation in the field of hydro-electric power.
Fattah said that a number of Sri Lankan experts, under the agreement, would be trained in Iran.