By John Lee.
The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.
Following discussions, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Finance to provide funding of 5.75 billion dinars ($3.9 million) for emergency works to address water scarcity in Diyala Governorate:
- IQD 1.75 billion to the General Authority for Ground Water, to dig wells in various parts of the governorate and provide the necessary supplies (pipes, etc.);
- IQD 75o million for the irrigation of rivers;
- IQD 500 million for dredging and “purification works” on the Euphrates River Basin;
- IQD 2.75 billion for the periodic maintenance of pumping stations and regulators on the Tigris River Basin, and the extension of a power line to the lower Khalis station.
(Source: Govt of Iraq)