BAGHDAD - The Ministry of Transport announced on Friday that it will pay for the supply of potable water to the people of Basra after purchasing it from neighboring countries.
"The Ministry of Transport intends to supply the people of Basra with drinking water after buying the water from neighboring countries and transporting it through our own vessels," Iraqi Ports spokesman Anmar al-Safi told Iraq News. "The ministry will cover these expenses."
Al-Safi added that "the countries that will be supplied with water are not specified, but it is likely that water will be supplied from neighboring countries that have not been identified."
He pointed out that "all the vehicles belonging to the Ministry of Transport and the Abbasid threshold and the army is in the process of supplying water for the purpose of distributing water to the citizens of Basra," calling "all the pools in the province to provide water for distribution to citizens free of charge."
The Basra province is witnessing angry demonstrations during the previous days demanding services, drinking water and electricity
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