Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA – Director General of the Export Promotion and Technical and Engineering Affairs Department of Ministry of Energy Bahram Nezamolmaleki said on Saturday that Iran and Oman are willing to build hyroelectric power plants on dams being built on joint venture.
He made the remarks after a meeting with Omani Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al Shahi.
Nezamolmaleki said that representatives from major water industries organizations were present in the meeting, who briefed the Omani delegation on capability of Iranian companies to build hydroelectric power plants on dams and modern sewage treatment.
The Omani official asked Iranian companies, having expertise in dam building and hydroelectric power plants, to cooperate with Oman.
Oman and Iran plan to establish a joint committee to explore the potentials for joint venture by Iranian companies in construction of dams in the Sultanate.
Iranian energy minister Hamid Chitchian said that the specialized and technical committee will be formed with the participation of Iran and Oman’s Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources to explore the capacities for technical cooperation.
Chitchian was speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Oman’s Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Shahi.
Fruitful discussions were held and the two sides agreed to share their expertise and experience in the field of management and study water resources, said the Iranian minister.
Chitchian added that Oman, like other Persian Gulf countries, has good experience in water desalination and Iran is keen to use their knowledge in this field.
The Omani minister said that Oman plans to expand cooperation with Iran on water resources and is seeking to use Iran’s experience in dam construction for hydroelectric power plants.
Al Shahi also encouraged private Iranian companies to carry out development projects in Oman.