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 cost 141 billion Iraqi dinars [$120m].

(Source: Ministry of Water Resources)

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