15:41 - 08-17-2022
Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Water Resources confirmed that measures were taken to protect the marshes from the danger of drought and to preserve the settlement of their inhabitants.
Hussain Ali, Director General of the Marsh and Wetlands Revitalization Center at the Ministry of Water Resources, said that "the marsh areas have been exposed to problems as a result of declining rains, rising temperatures and reducing their water share."
Ali added, "The Center for the Revitalization of the Marshes took several measures, including: carrying out purification, cleaning and expanding the ports of the marshes. We started work in them at the beginning of this year in anticipation of any emergency, to concentrate the quantities of available water inside the outlets and rivers feeding the marshes, which were implemented within Dhi Qar Governorate." .
He continued: "Now, it will be implemented in Maysan Governorate by expanding and expanding the rivers and outlets that feed the marshes to concentrate the quantities of water in the Euphrates River column," noting that "the goal of all this is to preserve the settlement of the marsh dwellers represented by buffalo herders and fishermen."
He pointed out that "the marshes were exposed to a real and major problem that threatens the situation of the existing population, but the measures taken by the ministry reduced the impact of this," stressing that "our goal is to preserve the settlement of the marsh residents through the expansion and deepening of the outlets by the General Authority for the Operation of Irrigation and Drainage Projects and the Department of River Cree".
He added, "The plan developed by the Marsh Revitalization Center is to clear the columns on the right and left of the Euphrates River, where there are many and large streams, which enabled the population to shift from the deep areas to the banks," noting that "
He pointed out, "The most important problems that impede work are the abuses by some individuals and institutions, who exceed the established quota between governorates, as well as between a single governorate, which affects the quota access to beneficiaries, whether it is liquefaction stations, marsh areas or agricultural lands."
He continued by saying, "The Minister of Water Resources, following the recurrence of these abuses, obtained support from the Supreme Judicial Council by instructing the president of the Council to the competent courts to look into the issue of abuses and sabotage of water facilities, as crimes against public money punishable by law."
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