Tag Archives | Shatt al-Arab

Contract Signed for Basra Housing Project

Basra Council has signed the contract for the construction of 12,000 housing units in the Shatt al-Arab district. The local government allocated 1,600 acres to the project, which is expected to be started within the month and completed within two years. It is to be carried out by a UAE-based company named Kika (?). The […]

129 KM Irrigation Channel for Basra

Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has announced the building of a 129KM irrigation channel from the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The channel will be lined with concrete, and will carry water at a rate of 30 cubic meters per second. The project, which will provide water for agricultural land in the Basra governorate, is expected to […]

Cornerstone Laid at Shatt al-Arab Canal Project

Iraq’s Minister of Water Resources, Abdul-Latif Jamal Rashid, has laid the corner stone for the 350 billion dinar [$300m] Shatt al-Arab Canal project, aimed at pumping pure water for Basra Province and irrigation water for 250,000 donums of agricultural lands, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, had launched a […]

Shatt al-Arab Borders to be Demarcated

The outgoing Iraqi government announced on Friday that the demarcation of borders on the Shatt al-Arab will begin at the beginning of November under the supervision of the United Nations (UN), according to AKnews. The Shatt al-Arab is where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet and flow into the Persian Gulf. Ahmed al-Shihani, foreign affairs […]