Ahmadinejad inaugurates world’s tallest dam project in Lorestan

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Press TV -(Thu Mar 28, 2013) Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has inaugurated a major construction project to build the world’s tallest double-curved concrete arch dam in Iran’s western Lorestan Province.

In a Thursday ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, the president expressed gladness over launching the major project, which will be carried out entirely by Iranian experts and construction workers.
The 315-meter-tall (1,033 feet) dam has been designed to construct a hydroelectric power plant that will generate 1,500 megawatt electricity.
President Ahmadinejad described the Bakhtiari Dam project as a turning point in the path towards the development, progress and improvement of Lorestan Province.
The president added during the inauguration ceremony that the world’s tallest double-curved concrete dam is being built here by the “able hands and expertise of committed Iranian scientists and workforce.”
The dam will be built over Lorestan’s Bakhtiari River.

IRNA  -(Thu Mar 28, 2013) Construction operation of world tallest double-curved concrete arch dam starts

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Thursday inaugurated construction operation of the world’s tallest double-curved concrete arch dam in this western province.
During the inauguration ceremony, the President hailed efforts of the Iranian experts and labors to carry out such projects in the country.
The 315 meter (1.033 ft.) hight dam is designed to build a hydroelectric power plant to generate 1,500 megawatt electricity.
President Ahmadinejad described the project as a turning point in further development of this western province.
“Today, we are witnessing another move towards progress and development in the country,” said the President.

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