ANKARA, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- Turkey's energy company Calik Enerji has on
Thursday signed a contract with the Iraqi government to build a power
generating station in central Iraq.
The USD-445-million worth contract was signed by the company's Board
Chairman Ahmet Calik and Iraqi Deputy Minister of Electricity Sallam Qazzaz,
the company said in a statement here.
The generating capacity of the station, to be built in Karbala city,
amounts to 1.25 megawatts.
The project will be implemented within two years as of today and then be
transferred to the Iraqi side, it said, noting that the company would train
Iraqi cadres on how to operate and maintain the station, the country's largest
Calik Enerji plans to bid for similar projects in Mosul and north Iraq,
according to the statement.
Official statistics show that the Turkish investments in Iraq amount to
some USD 2.8 billion, in such areas as communication, road building,
agriculture and construction. (end)
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