Iran has begun transporting equipment to Tajikistan for the construction of a controversial hydropower plant.

Ali Asghar Sherdust, Iranian ambassador to Tajikistan, said today that 75 tons of mainly electronic equipment to be used in the construction of the Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant (HPP) were flown into Dushanbe from Iran on December 29.

Sherdust said the air shipments of the equipment are the only way to avoid postponing the completion of the project. He added that Iran has

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