China to invest in building world`s tallest dam in Iran

Iran and China are to ink cooperation deal for construction of Bakhtiari Dam in Iran, which would be the tallest concrete dam in the world, the managing director of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company stated.

Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 16:02 PM IST

Tehran: Iran and China are to ink
cooperation deal for construction of Bakhtiari Dam in Iran,
which would be the tallest concrete dam in the world, the
managing director of Iran Water and Power Resources
Development Company (IWPCO) stated.
Mohammadreza Rezazadeh said that a delegation headed
by Deputy Energy Minister Mohammadreza Attarzadeh has recently
travelled to China and held negotiations regarding the
financial supply of Bakhtiari dam and power plant project.

Moreover, it is of great primacy to use a credit line
between the two countries for supplying the fund required for
the greatest concrete dam project, the official added.

Sinohydro Corporation has a historical precedence in
construction of large dams and has cooperated with Iranian
companies in the past, Rezazadeh mentioned.
The two sides agreed to settle different issues so as
to ink the contract by March 15.

Bakhtiari Dam is to be an arched dam on Bakhtiari
River within Zagros Mountains, southwest of Iran.

The Bakhtiari Dam will have the reservoir capacity
equivalent to 4.8 billion cubic meters.

PTI