Iran to build power, cement plants in Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 11 March 2006

New deal marks deepening of ties

TEHRAN, Mar. 10 - Iran and Cuba signed an agreement based on which Iran will build a cement plant in this Latin American country.

In addition to the $200m agreement concluded for building the cement production plant, Iran has also agreed to construct a power plant aimed at generating at least 500 to 1,500 megawatts of electricity in this island of the Greater Antilles.

Also, the Islamic Republic will supply the raw materials and chemicals needed for rubber and plastic production in Cuba, the report quoted an official at the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Industries and Mines as saying.

Moreover, based on a short-term agreement Iran has undertaken providing tractors needed by Cuba through its tractor manufacturing plant in Venezuela, Mohsen Shaterzadeh said here, on Friday.

Trade volume between Iran and Caribbean island state has increased from the earlier $20m to about $90m, he commented predicting that, “The trade volume between the two countries is expected to hit $600m soon.”

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