Iraqi deputy electricity minister Salam al-Qazaz and the governor of Wasit province led a delegation to China earlier in the week to sign the contract for the project.
The country has an installed capacity of 5,000 MW, but needs approximately 9,500 MW. Electricity Minister Karim Waheed recently said that Iraq would need $25bn by 2015 to double its power generation capacity.
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