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Post by claud39 on Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:14 pm

Kurdistan resumes building 11 dams in the region

December 25 2019

Kurdistan resumes building 11 dams in the region 18445

Economy News _ Baghdad

An official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Kurdistan region announced the allocation of 33 billion dinars to resume construction of 11 dams in the region, despite the continued stoppage of work on six strategic dams.

"In the Kurdistan region, there are 17 dams and about 100 barriers to store water, with an annual storage capacity of about 10 billion cubic meters," said Akram Ahmed, director general of dams and water tanks in the ministry.

He added, "The Directorate has so far built 12 dams, which are Gili, Dikilah, Hammam, Kudla, Shewa Sur, Hesha Zaini, Jamie Samour, Baidoohi, Pawah Shaswar, Hassan Kanoush, Qadir Karam, and Sway Saba, and these dams together can store what More than 72.5 million cubic meters of water. "

He continued: "The dams that this amount was allocated for completion, in various stages of implementation, as the percentage of completion of some of them was 20 percent, while others were 90 percent before work stopped."

There are three large and strategic dams in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Dokan, Darbandikhan and Dohuk, which can store more than 10 billion cubic meters of water combined.

A number of rivers and waterways flow into the Kurdistan region, some of which come from neighboring countries, and the total amount of water received annually to the region is about 50 billion cubic meters, but experts in the field of water resources say, "85 percent of this amount passes through the lands without taking advantage of them because of Lack of dams and water retention projects. "

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