February 17 2018 12:26 PM
The Ministry of Agriculture, on Saturday, the guidance of Iraq official demands to neighboring countries to launch water shares within the Tigris and Euphrates.
"Iraq has made official demands for Turkey and Syria to release its full water share of the Tigris and Euphrates River, which has witnessed a significant decline," the media spokesman of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hamid Al-Nayef, said in a press statement. "These countries abstain from complying with treaties and regulations that set quotas Each for several reasons, including the construction and construction of dams. "
"The lack of rain has also increased the problem of low water levels in rivers and streams," he said, warning that "the crisis is worsening and agricultural production is declining from all domestic crops."
Al-Nayef pointed out that "the ministry's success in delivering water to only 75 percent of the total area allocated for growing crops under the current winter season plan of four million acres," adding that "the ministry and in cooperation with farmers and farmers was keen to use modern methods to irrigate crops, To ensure not excessive watering water. "
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