Iran inks preliminary deal to rebuild Syria’s electrical grid

Iran: Iran has struck an initial agreement with Syria to rebuild Damascus’s power grid, state media reported on Saturday.

The memorandum of understanding will see Tehran foot the bill for the construction of power plants and transmission lines, which could possibly lead to connecting the two countries to the same power grid through Iraq.

After the signing of the deal, Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli labelled Iran’s role in reconstructing the plant as “important.” It suffered 50 percent damage since the 2011 start of the civil war.

Source: The Times of Israel