The General Committee of Groundwater Resources in the Water Resources Ministry announced on Tuesday that it has started a project to dig 65 artesian wells in Waset this year.
The project costs between 15 and 18 million dinar per well, the committee said.
Groundwater committee started the process needed to dig artesian wells in eastern border regions due to major drinking water shortages, a source from the committee said.
This completes the Ministry plan which was implemented in 2007 around Iraq.
( Al SumariaTV )