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 high and will hold two million cubic meters of water from a brook from Diwana River.
Akram Ahmed, general director of dams in Kurdistan, said the project is a strategic one intended to alleviate the drought the area has been suffering from in the recent years.