The government today said Turkey has invited Indian firms to participate in setting up of the proposed 15,000 MW coal-based power plants in that country.
"Turkey is planning to set up some 15,000 MW coal-based power generation plants and they requested Indian companies to participate in the tenders," an official statement here said.
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, who is leading an Indian delegation to participate in World Mining Congress in Istanbul, met Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz.
They discussed the energy situation in both the nations, in particular in the area of coal mining, the statement said.
Jaiswal also offered to provide technical assistance for developing coal and lignite mines and coal washeries in Turkey.
The statement added, "Turkey's Energy Minister evinced keen interest for technical cooperation with India in coal mining and clean coal technologies."