Baghdad Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani stressed the necessity of not expanding agriculture beyond the limits of the agreed agricultural plan.
The Ministry of Water Resources said in a statement that the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) received a copy of it that “Al-Hamdani presided over the specialized technical meeting to discuss abuses on the water system in Iraq in the presence of a number of general managers specializing in water affairs and managers of water resources in the provinces located on the basin of the Tigris River.”
Al-Hamdani stressed “the need not to expand agriculture outside the limits of the agricultural plan agreed with the Ministry of Agriculture and to take all legal measures against those who crossed and benefit from the support of the Ministry’s Supreme Judicial Council by relying on technical reports of water resource managers to remove excesses and reduce them to ensure the prestige of the state and impose the law and the delivery of water releases fairly for those who benefit from it. ”
The statement continued, “It was emphasized that the water share allocated to Basra Governorate is delivered from the Tigris River to secure water for the liquefaction stations and provide drinking water to the people of the province, and the commitment to implementing the share system and emphasizing the delivery of water allocated to irrigation fairly to all agricultural lands and in all governorates.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency