UAE, Turkey sign $12-billion deal on power plants



Ankara: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey Thursday signed an inter-governmental agreement worth $12 billion for the development of power plants and associated mines in Afsin-Elbistan region of Turkey.

The agreement was signed between the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, Turkey's Electricity Generation Co. Inc. and the Turkish government.

The projects have a combined power generation capacity of up to 7,000 MW.

The agreement follows the signing of a joint declaration in 2012 between Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, and with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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