Preparations have begun on the concrete-layered transportation canal of the Shatt al-Arab Irrigation Project.
“The total cost of the project will be around $299 million [350 billion Iraqi dinars],” the Iraqi Water Resources Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday, received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
It noted that the canal will be 128 km long, and will have a discharge capacity of 30 cubic meters per second.
“The canal will run from northern Basra to the south of the province,” the ministry added.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)