Compelo Energy is using cookies

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.

ContinueLearn More
Close
Dismiss

Iran and Turkmenistan to build dam on country borders

Iran and Turkmenistan have agreed to build a US$168M dam on a river bordering the two countries.

Officials from the two countries signed an agreement in September for the construction of the Friendship dam on the Tajan river. The river is called Tajan or Hariroud in Iran and Tedzhen in Turkmenistan. The 78m high dam, which will take five years to build, will hold 1.25B m3 of water, allowing the irrigation of 20,000ha of land in each country.

Tehran and Ashgabat also agreed to share equally the dam’s costs and the river’s waters.