Iran, China planning world's tallest dam, hydro project

Iran and China are planning a deal for construction of Bakhtiari Dam in Iran. Bakhtiari would be the tallest concrete dam in the world, according to media reports.

Bakhtiari Dam is to be a 315-meter-high arched dam on Bakhtiari River within the Zagros Mountains. The dam will have the reservoir capacity equivalent to 4.8 billion cubic meters and would include a 1,500-MW hydropower plant, reports indicate.

The two sides agreed to settle different issues so as to ink the contract by March 15, reports indicate.
China's Sinohydro Corporation has a historical precedence in construction of large dams and has cooperated with Iranian companies in the past, officials told media.

Recently, Sinohydro signed a deal to build a 108-MW hydropower project in Iran, the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) reported.

According to the SASAC, the RMB 10.035 billion (US$1.5 billion) project will be constructed on a 101-meter-high dam and will take Sinohydro approximately 60 months to complete.

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