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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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam
Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam is located in Syria
Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam
Location of Syria–Turkey Friendship Dam in Syria
Coordinates36°10′01″N 36°21′53″E / 36.16694°N 36.36472°E / 36.16694; 36.36472Coordinates: 36°10′01″N 36°21′53″E / 36.16694°N 36.36472°E / 36.16694; 36.36472
StatusConstruction delayed
Construction began2011
Construction costUS$28.5 million
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment
ImpoundsOrontes River
Height14.5 m (48 ft)
Length580 m (1,903 ft)
Total capacity115,000,000 m3 (93,232 acre⋅ft)[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Syria, Turkey to build 'Friendship Dam'". PRESS TV. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ R. Raslan/R. Milhem/H. Said (February 6, 2011). "Otri, Erdogan Lay Cornerstone of Friendship Dam". Syrian Arab News Agency. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Turkey, Syria to build a friendship dam". Hurriyet Daily News. February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Construction interrupted for friendship dam along Turkey-Syria border". Today's Zaman. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012.