Tag Archives | Dams

Multi-Billion Dollars Needed to Keep Water Flowing

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Ibrahim Saleh. Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing In Baghdad, locals have been fretting about dramatic falls in the level of the Tigris river. The government […]

Turkey “Postpones” filling of Ilisu Dam

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly postponed the filling of the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris river until July, as fears of major water shortages in Iraq increase. According to a report from The National, water levels of the Tigris have reduced significantly since last week, sparking renewed panic among Iraqis. The Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, […]

Kurdistan to Build $5.9m Dam in Sulaimaniya

KRG’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has signed a contract to build a dam in the Qaradakh parish of Sulaimaniya, reports AKnews. The Chami Smora project will cost 6.96 billion IQD (approx. $5.9 million), and the companies Birkar and Zhina Gharib have undertaken to complete it within 820 days. The dam will be 20 meters […]

12 Dams to Save 20bn Cubic Meters of Water

Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are planning to build 12 dams in the semi-autonomous region in an attempt to save about 20 billion cubic meters of water per year, according to a report from AKnews. Currently, there are three main dams in the Kurdistan Region, two in Sulaimaniya province, and one in Duhok province, but these […]