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Iran, Armenia to break ground for Aras power station in early 2007

TEHRAN, July 17 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran and Armenia have agreed to kick off the construction of Aras Hydroelectric Power Station in early 2007, Iran Energy Minister Parviz Fattah announced here on Monday.

The statement came after the minister's meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Armenia, the Persian service of ISNA quoted the minister as saying.

Both sides expressed their satisfaction with the ongoing joint projects, emphasizing that the third electricity transfer deal already inked by heads of the states should be implemented within 36 months as planned before.

"Following the completion of the line, the total electricity swap between the two countries will increase to 1,000 megawatts," the minister added.

Armenia is expected to boost electricity export to Iran to 400MW as agreed in the recent meeting between the two energy ministers.

Armenia Sunday supplied Iran with 190MW.

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