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News Turkey: Green light for the construction of the second biggest dam

An international consortium has just granted to Turkey a loan of 1,2 billion euros for the construction of a controversial dam, "Ilisu" dam, in the south-east of the country. The consortium gathers companies from Turkey, Germany, Austria and Switzerland - among it the companies Stucky Ltd, Alstom, Maggia Engineering and Codenco Power Engineering. The construction of the dam, in Dargecit (on the Tiger, 45 km far from the Syrian border), begun in August 2006 and should be completed in 2014. It will generate 3,8 billion kWh annually and could create 10.000 jobs.

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Source of information Turkey News, 30/08/2007
Geographical coverage Turkey
News date 28/09/2007
Working language(s) FRENCH