China will cooperate with Iran to build a dam in the world. "One of the major events in the water sector was the signing of business contracts with China for construction of DamsBakhthiari," said Majid Namjoo Iranian energy minister was quoted as saying in the ministry's official website on Monday (14 / 3).
"The dam will be the highest in the world ... The contract will be signed by Iran and Chinaon Monday," he said.
Development Corporation Managing Director of Electricity and Water Resources of Iran, Mohammadreza Rezazadeh said companies from China, Sinohydro Corporationand the Iranian company, Farab will be involved in the construction of dams in Lorestanprovince in western Iran, as quoted by state television pages in English, Press TV.
Rezazadeh said the contract is worth 2 billion dollars in the United States. The dam willhave a height 315 meters and will be the largest water reservoir with a capacity of 4.8billion cubic meters. The project will begin in the new Iranian year, which will begin onMarch 21. The project will support a hydroelectric power with 1500 megawatts of power.