By John Lee.
On Thursday the Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi held a meeting in his office with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss projects to provide drinking water to the province of Basra.
During the meeting, there was a follow-up on the water desalination project in al-Hartha in Basra.
Dr. Abadi stressed to JICA the need to complete this project on time, and to overcome obstacles including the provision of adequate allocations to finance the project, which will be presented during the next session of the Council of Ministers for approval.
Relatedly, Dr. Abadi called for the formation of a high-level technical team to assess the al-Bad’a Channel project and quickly provide a report on how to increase the amount of water transferred to the purification projects for the people of Basra, and the team will start work immediately.
(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)