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Ahmadinejad opens plant in SE Iran

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has inaugurated a 318-megawatt combined cycle power plant in Iran’s southeastern city of Chabahar.

The power plant was constructed with EUR 66 million (over USD 96 million) and 330 billion rials (over USD 30 million) of foreign and domestic credit.

The nominal capacity of the plant, which is currently fuelled by diesel gasoline, will increase to over 470 megawatts with the launching of the gas-fuelled section.

According to an official of the plant, with the inauguration of the Chabahar combined cycle power plant, Iran is now capable of exporting electricity to Pakistan.

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