Today, Monday, the Ministry of Water Resources announced the latest preparations for the Makhoul Dam and Al-Badaa Canal projects, while identifying the reasons for delaying the start of the Al-Badaa project.
The Ministry's spokesman, Ali Thamer, said in an interview with the National News Center that "the work on the Makhoul Dam project is now related to the bridge and the complex, which includes service buildings," noting that "work to implement the dam bridge has not yet been completed."
He added, "The works in the dam project are logistical, such as housing and rehabilitation of the bridge," explaining that "work is continuing with preparation work to implement the dam bridge."
Yesterday, the Secretary of the Abso Organization for Water Sustainability, Faisal Al-Adhari, announced that there are gains achieved from the Makhoul Dam, including control of water distribution and storage, in addition to the fact that it is a water body that gives environmental benefits, in addition to the social impact of the dam and its provision of job opportunities.
Regarding the work in the Al-Bidaa channel, Thamer confirmed that “the matters related to the project have been prepared, such as the resident engineer department and administrative and legal matters,” noting that “the project’s initiation depends on the availability of allocations as it is part of the 2021 budget.”
The Ministry of Water Resources announced, earlier, the completion of the final designs for the Al-Bidaa Canal project, which will contribute to ending the suffering of the people of Basra Governorate from water scarcity that lasted for many years, in addition to their enjoyment of high-quality water and quantities sufficient to meet their needs, while it indicated that the final designs were agreed upon to transform Heresy channel to tubular channel.
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