[size=36]The government clarifies about statements about water releases in the Shatt al-Arab: serving upstream countries[/size]
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, Sunday, the Government Media Cell issued a clarification regarding the policy of water resources in controlling water releases reaching the Shatt al-Arab.
The cell stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that "the clarification concerns the determination of the quantities of water releases," stressing that "according to the data received from the Ministry of Water Resources, there is no waste of water towards the sea, and that the ministry is working to achieve maximum benefit through Maintaining distributions and water releases, according to a pre-studied scientific basis, to meet the needs of all governorates.
And she added, "The Ministry of Water Resources noted that what the media reported in this regard was not based on scientific foundations, because the issue is related to the release of the minimum expenditures in the Shatt al-Arab to meet the needs of Basra Governorate from agriculture, drinking and other uses, and to meet industrial and oil requirements, similar to other governorates, as a river The Euphrates is completely closed in the Chabayish area, and there are no drains from the Euphrates that go to the Shatt al-Arab.”
And she continued, "The communities living on the banks of the rivers depend on this water, along with what reaches Al-Hartha and two books from the north of Basra and to Ras Al-Bishah and all the districts and districts located on the path of the irrigation canal, and that these releases also contribute to preventing the flow of salty water from the Arabian Gulf, which penetrates into the Shatt." The Arabs as a result of the tidal phenomenon and advancing to the north of the center of the city of Basra and the areas of Abu al-Khasib, as a result of the significant decrease in water drainage in the Shatt al-Arab as a result of development in the countries of the upper rivers, especially the cutting of the waters of the Karkheh and Karun rivers by neighboring Iran.
She stressed that "such statements harm Iraq's interests, serve the interests of upstream countries, and weaken the Iraqi negotiator's role in demanding Iraq's water rights, as they are issued by local media, and that the doors of ministry officials are open to media, specialists and journalists to answer all inquiries and questions in support of the ministry's policy in managing and investing in Iraq’s water resources.” Ended 29/H