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BAGHDAD - MP Masoud Haider on Tuesday revealed how to deal with the water crisis, calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to personally supervise it, while announcing that the government spent one trillion and five hundred billion dinars for water resources .
"According to the data and information available, no dam has been built in Iraq after 2003, with the exception of some small irrigation dams in the Kurdistan region," Haidar said in a statement received by Iraq News. He noted that successive Iraqi governments spent large amounts on the investment expenditures of the Ministry of Water Resources To Federal Ministry of Finance data, ".
He added: "There are many questions in the mind of the citizen and the Iraqi official on this problem, do not the decision-makers realize the magnitude of this problem, knowing that the water problem is an international problem and the neighboring countries may tighten the screws on Iraq and have a history ?, what successive governments have actually disbursed to the Ministry of Water Resources as investment expenses After 2003, where did the money go, and why did not they get it? "
He added: "We now realize that successive governments did not make addressing the water problem a priority despite the allocation and disbursement of large sums of money for this matter does not know where anyone went this money during the years 2007-2009, where the government actually disbursed water resources of trillion and five hundred billion dinars during the years 2010 - 2013 ".
He explained that "the government actually disbursed water resources of three trillion five hundred and eighty-five billion dinars investment, during the years 2014 - the eighth month 2017 the government actually disbursed water resources amounting to one hundred and thirty-two billion dinars investment."
He pointed out that the total actual amounts of investment disbursed to water resources during the years 2007-2017 are six trillion and two hundred and fifteen billion Iraqi dinars, or up to five billion dollars.
He explained that "the question posed, such as the dam of Dokan or Darbandikhan estimated at $ 100 million, why not build any dam or supplement other dams within the amount of six trillion dinars during the past ten years?", Noting that "there is an urgent need to open this file and know The fate of these billions and how to spend them and bring the defaulters to justice because they have manipulated the security of the state and the lives of more than 30 million Iraqi citizens, it is terrorism is no less horrific than terrorism is calling for death, thirst for grass and all beings and land and human.
He called on the federal government to "negotiate directly with neighboring countries to create a balance with regard to the need for water over five or ten years for Iraq to take measures on the ground by building dams to increase the capacity of the reservoir and the application of water policy The money must go to the drip irrigation, closed and latched irrigation, to Cree, the main river valleys and their large branches. "
He pointed out that "to start these measures must be allocated and disbursement of large sums of money, and the financial situation of Iraq in the improvement due to high oil prices in the global market," noting that "the financial surplus will be about $ 25 billion, will be filled deficit of $ 12 billion, $ 13 billion surplus, if we consider the price of Iraqi oil at $ 65 per barrel, an annual average export rate of 3.5 million barrels per day, because the price of Brent up to $ 75.
He pointed out that "if Iraq allocated two billion or three billion to solve the problem of water in the long run, the government to allocate such an amount and the start of the implementation of dams and the completion of dams incomplete."
He pointed out that "the committees do not benefit, but the Prime Minister personally oversee these strategic projects," explaining "We need quick decisions and responsible for the water problem and benefit from the topography of Iraq from Zakho to FAO to build large water reservoirs and coordination with the region to build large dams in There are many projects ready on paper just need to start implementation. " Finished
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