Iran to build hydraulic power plant on River Neman

A delegation of Iranian businessmen on February 9 visited the western Belarusian city of Hrodna. Hrodnaenerga Co., the state-owned supplier of electrical energy in the area, said the talks would focus on building a new hydraulic power plant on River Neman.

The construction, expected to begin this year, will require around $22 million. Viktar Mikulich, the deputy operations manager at Hrodnaenerga, says that his company is interested in both the financial and technological aspects of the potential cooperation.

Five years ago, the electrical energy supplier faced a huge public pressure and had to review the hydraulic power plant project in terms of its impact on the environment. Under the new project, Belarus has no similar technologies to build an environment-friendly hydraulic power plant.