Ecuador, Iran in hydropower project construction agreement

Ecuador and Iran have agreed to construct hydroelectric projects in Ecuador, wire services reported.

The countries plan to build a trio of hydro projects, with a hydroelectric generation capacity of more than 100 megawatts.

Ecuador aims to double hydropower use over the next decade and increase grid capacity, government officials reported. (HydroWorld 10/14/09)

Ecuador and Iran have cooperated in the port, agriculture and auto industries since 2008.

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