Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian added that the participation of Iranian companies in Syria’s power plant projects is conditioned on the provision of security in the country’s power stations.
Falahatian pointed to the Islamic Republic’s readiness to participate in reconstruction, modernization and development of Syria's power industry, saying Iranian companies have the technical and engineering capability to take part in such projects.
He also maintained that Iran and Syria cooperation in the field of electricity would develop in the near future. “Providing a secure working condition for Iranian companies in Syria will improve Tehran-Damascus long-term power relations,” he said.
Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and his Syrian counterpart Imad Khamis launched a new round of electricity talks in Tehran in June.
The Iranian energy minister noted that domestic companies are currently engaged in construction of two power plants and repairing another power plant in Syria.
Under the mutual agreement signed between Tehran and Damascus in June, the two sides have decided on the formation of a joint working group to follow up on the electricity projects in both countries.
Syria is planning to invest 15 billion euros in its energy and power industries by 2020, thus creating a golden opportunity for Iranian contractors and manufacturers to participate in Syria’s various energy and power projects.