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The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Al-Hamdani, confirmed that Iran has completely cut off the water from Iraq and did not share the damage with Iraq, pointing out that the Ministry of Water Resources has an "integrated" plan to deal with droughts and floods that may face the country.
According to the Iraqi News Agency, which quoted al-Hamdani as saying: The minister indicated that “the ministry’s plans need from 50-70 billion dollars until 2035,” noting that “there are no funds to implement those plans.”
Al-Hamdani stated that there is no commitment to water quotas by the governorates, adding that Wasit governorate is one of the governorates that exceeds the specified water quotas, which exacerbates the water problem facing Iraq.
The Minister of Water Resources said that “drinking water is fully secured,” adding that the ministry was able today to “obtain the approval of the Council of Ministers to finance the Al-Bidaa Canal project in Basra.”
According to al-Hamdani, the bidah canal project would secure water for the entire Basra governorate.
Regarding the behavior of the two neighbors, Turkey and Iran, with regard to shared water and Iraq’s share in it, Al-Hamdani stressed that “Turkey and Iran have bypassed international conventions on water.”
The Minister of Water Resources said that Turkey provided Iraq with all information about its dams and water reservoirs, as well as Iran completely cut off the water and did not share the damage with Iraq.
It is noteworthy that Iraq is facing a major water crisis due to Turkey’s construction of a number of dams and projects on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in its territory. Regions.
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