Sadr offers three proposals to solve the water crisis in Iraq

Sadr offers three proposals to solve the water crisis in Iraq

2018/6/5 9:01

Sadr offers three proposals to solve the water crisis in Iraq[Ayna – Baghdad]
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al – Sadr, three proposals to resolve the water crisis in Iraq.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet on his personal account on Twitter that he said: I propose the following to resolve the water crisis:
1 – an invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the relevant ministries to the meeting [basin countries] as soon as possible to discuss the water crisis.
2 – Accelerate the meeting of Iraqi ministries competent in this crisis to develop effective solutions to them, to emerge from a permanent committee competent to know the reasons and develop solutions to water security.
3 – Allocation of funds by the Iraqi government to the competent ministries in general and the Ministry of Water Resources, especially to address the water crisis.
Iraq is experiencing a severe drought, especially with a significant drop in the Tigris River as Turkey started filling the Elso dam on the river last Saturday, threatening the loss of a hundred large and the drought of about 7 million acres in Iraq.
Water resources minister in Iraq, Hassan al-Janabi, announced last Sunday that the amount of water storage in Iraq is 17 billion cubic meters and can secure 50 percent of the summer agricultural plan and drinking water.
The Turkish president commented on the crisis and said that the decision to fill the dam “is never irreversible and Iraq must respect our opinion and the interest of our people.”
Erdogan told us, “We told Iraq 10 years ago, and we told them to store the water. They created dams for your country and your people. The Gulf is useless, but the rulers of Iraq have done nothing and have no ears. ”
“The Elesu Dam will make southeast Turkey the largest agricultural and tourist areas and generate electricity in Europe and will bring us investors,” he said.
For its part, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that Turkey has not informed Iraq of the date of filling the dam and that it has asked Turkey to postpone the filling date of the dam because it will bring us to drought but did not respond, accusing Turkey of trying to separate the river by evading the membership of international committees. And the
dam is located in the vicinity of the Turkish state of Batman near the Iraqi border, and the length of the first to the end of the last 150 kilometers and is considered the largest reservoir in the world at all
The Turkish government says that the reservoirs of water will be like the sea and will not face the mandate of water problem until 2050, In reference to large water quantities that o Ihdzha dam over the years. This
led the launch of the process of water storage in the dam Turkish giant to a significant decline in the Tigris river water level, it has introduced the case of the Iraqi state in the alarm because of the risks of water shortages, including thirst, drought and Espbanh agricultural and environmental disasters.

alliraqnews.com