Cabinet allocates $3.9m for Irrigation in Diyala

By John Lee.

The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

Following discussions, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Finance to provide funding of 5.75 billion dinars ($3.9 million) for emergency works to address water scarcity in Diyala Governorate:

  • IQD 1.75 billion to the General Authority for Ground Water, to dig wells in various parts of the governorate and provide the necessary supplies (pipes, etc.);
  • IQD 75o million for the irrigation of rivers; 
  • IQD 500 million for dredging and "purification works" on the Euphrates River Basin;
  • IQD 2.75 billion for the periodic maintenance of pumping stations and regulators on the Tigris River Basin, and the extension of a power line to the lower Khalis station.

(Source: Govt of Iraq)

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