The resources are completing two phases of rehabilitation and development of the Ashar River
19/8/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]293 wells were drilled in Basra and Dhi Qar to confront water scarcity
Baghdad / Batoul al-Hassani
The Ministry of Water Resources completed two phases of rehabilitation and development of the Al-Ashar River in Basrah province, which aims to rehabilitate the banks of the river, while completed the drilling of 293 wells in the provinces of Basra and Dhi Qar within the procedures of the crisis cell to address the water scarcity in the country. A media source in the ministry said in a special statement made to the morning: "The General Authority of groundwater in the ministry, carried out the excavation of a group of wells within the work of the crisis cell to address the ministerial water shortage in the provinces of Basra and Dhi Qar as a result of the lack of water levels, , Drilling 280 wells for public benefit in the province of Dhi Qar, with the completion of 256 transactions provide a water stake, while the province of Basra drilling 5 wells and eight public benefit wells .
He added that the General Directorate for the operation of irrigation and drainage projects in the province of Basra, has taken several measures to address the concentrations of salt in the Shatt al-Arab, including increased water releases from Nazem Qal'a Saleh to the province of Basra by 75 cubic meters per second, in addition to the removal of abuses on the Tigris River including Which will ensure the delivery of the full quota, with the increase of water releases in Al-Bida channel from the river Al-Gharraf to supply the RO water project of the Ministry of Municipalities with a quantity of not less than seven cubic meters per second, stressing that continued water releases at this level will contribute to reducing saline concentrations in Shatt al - Arab during For the next two
The source pointed out that the competent authorities in Iraq General Company completed the first and second stages of the rehabilitation and development of Al-Ashar River in the province of Basra, and is continuing to implement the third and final phase, which he said aims to develop the river and its banks and give it an architectural touch, Of corrosion.
The works included the treatment of choked and collapsed walls, the replacement of damaged areas, the construction of iron basins and terraces, in addition to the works of electricity, water, agriculture and sidewalks, as well as the construction of two pedestrian bridges with fountains and waterfalls with a total length of three thousand and 300 meters.[/rtl]
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