The Anbar provincial council has announced a new project to cultivate desert of the western region.
Hasssan al-Mulla, chairman of the council's investment committee, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency:
"The provincial council signed a memorandum of understanding with a UAE company, which includes a group of foreign companies, including a British one, to cultivate the western desert and invest it for 15 years.
"Cultivating desert in Anbar and investing it will help fighting desertification, improving environment and activating the agriculture sector."
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)