Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam
The Friendship Dam is a dam under construction on the Orontes River between the Syrian village of al-Alani, and the Turkish village of Ziyaret. It will cost $28.5 million and will be able to generate 16 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year and supply water for 10,000 hectares of agricultural soil. In late June 2011 it was reported that the construction was delayed due to the uprising in Syria. A protocol which was supposed to be signed between the two countries, was not.
|Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam|
|Construction cost||US$28.5 million|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment|
|Height||14.5 m (48 ft)|
|Length||580 m (1,903 ft)|
|Total capacity||115,000,000 m3 (93,232 acre⋅ft)|
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- R. Raslan/R. Milhem/H. Said (February 6, 2011). "Otri, Erdogan Lay Cornerstone of Friendship Dam". Syrian Arab News Agency. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
- "Turkey, Syria to build a friendship dam". Hurriyet Daily News. February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
- "Construction interrupted for friendship dam along Turkey-Syria border". Today's Zaman. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012.