Janabi «morning»: Direct shortly maintenance Mosul Dam
[rtl] BAGHDAD - Ahmed Abed Rabbo
said Minister of Water Resources of the new Dr. Hassan al - Janabi, said that one of the priorities of his ministry to secure Mosul Dam, adding that the Italian company will start the work ofmaintenance soon, as revealed on the visit ofhigh - level Turkish delegation to Baghdad before the end of this year to discuss the water.
He said Janabi told the "morning" on Sunday in the first press conference held at theministry 's headquarters after his accession to the position: that the insurance and maintenance of the Mosul Dam operation in the forefront of the priorities of the work ofhis ministry, as it is hoped that the Italian company proceed with the actual maintenance work during the first week of next month He pointed out that the cadres of the executing company located in the dam 's headquarters for six months to prepare the maintenance process that will last eighteen months.
the media reports earlier about an imminent collapse of Mosul dam because of thewaves flood the passage last spring season, but the Ministry of water resources hasdenied so more than once, and she said that it is nothing more than the need to make repairs to the dam, so the government took place in the second of last March contracts worth 273 million euros with the Trevi Italian company for maintenance.
Janabi explained that the maintenance work will include improving Overstuffing measures and repair of the lower gates , pointing out that the government needs international support to ensure the safety of the dam as one of the large enterprises on the Tigris River.
in terms of marshes, pointed out that it has become a matter nationally after theirinclusion in the list of world heritage, so it has become imperative for the government tocarry out many of the commitments, indicating that his ministry is keen to provide water quotas for regions marshes and to support the inhabitants of those areas, as well as it has a clear vision, plans and programs that aim to revive.
and the visit of the delegation from the ministry to Turkey recently, said al - Janabi, said the delegation discussed some of the technical issues in the waters between the two countries file , stressing at the same time that the high - level delegation of Turkey will visit Baghdad before the end of this year, in order to complete the discussion in some technical matters related to water.
and on the current ministry allocations, the minister pointed out during the press conference, to decline significantly, noting that it amounted to $ 98 million the ministry ofwhich was received only $ 23 million.
He cautioned that the Ministry of water resources allocations during the budget next year , less than the current year, which makes them work on maximizing the fiscal revenue ofself through the activation of irrigation income and income from the other.
He said al - Janabi , the quest to find solutions to address lagging projects in order torun fast, especially since some of them approached the percentage of completion and dismissed him large sums of money, pointing out that those projects directly affecting thelives of citizens.
in terms of Balkhozan water, said al - Janabi, said the amount of water in a very good dams, and The ministry is coordinating with the Kurdistan region on the operation ofwater facilities and management according to certain operational policy, a ring Speaking to disclose his intention to visit the Kurdistan region soon.[/rtl]