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Iran to build world's tallest double-curved concrete arch dam

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency; photos by Mostafa Ghotbi

Khorramabad, Lorestan Prov, March 28, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Thursday inaugurated construction operation of the world's tallest double-curved concrete arch dam in this western province. During the inauguration ceremony, the President hailed efforts of the Iranian experts and workers to carry out such projects in the country.

The 315 meter (1.033 ft.) hight dam is designed to build a hydroelectric power plant to generate 1,500 megawatt electricity. Construction of the dam also aims to control five billion cubic meters of water flow at Dez and Bakhtiari rivers.

President Ahmadinejad described the project as a turning point in further development of this western province.

"Today, we are witnessing another move towards progress and development in the country," said the President.

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