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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi holds an especial meeting for evolution and preparation to controlling over torrents and potential rising of water levels






March  - 31– 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi held this morning in his office especial meeting for evolution and preparation to controlling over torrents and potential rising of water levels, and to be sure of the safety measures taken in preparation for the season of melting of snow and rain.

His Excellency praised the plans and professional procedures reassuring applied to control the water entering Iraq and use it in drinking, watering, power generation and others, Alternative plans for additional water drainage were reviewed for any contingency.

Stressing that this year gently wet by Allah Almighty mercy is a good year for Iraqis to help reduce pollution, salinity of the water, improve the quantity, quality of drinking water and watering.
His Excellency called for the need to make maximum use of water and to develop a plan to clean the rivers.

His Excellency Prime Minister called on all energies to continue to monitor water levels and ensure the safety of dams, bridges and oil fields, take precautionary measures and provide safety conditions, rescue requirements and civil defense.

His Excellency also directed to study compensation to the citizens for damages according to the law.

His Excellency briefed on the comprehensive assessment, figures on the status of dams, water quantities, the expectations, precautionary and precautionary measures taken by the Ministry of Water Resources, In addition to see the situation in the provinces near the Tigris River and its preparations and procedures to avoid the risk of floods and floods, And take advantage of the current and projected rainfall.

His Excellency ordered that the relevant cell kept ready and prepared to make the necessary decisions around the clock.
It was also stressed the importance of continuing contacts with neighboring countries and joint cooperation to regulate water issues among riparian states.

The ministers, governors and security officials gave a detailed and technical explanation of the reality of the dams, water connections, rainfall, floods, bridge conditions, precautions, immediate measures, treatments, and maintenance.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban, Minister of Water Resources Dr. Jamal Al Adli, Governors of Baghdad, Nineveh, Basra, Maysan, Wasit, Salahuddin and Diyala, as well as the secretary of the Supreme Commission for Coordination among the provinces.

Deputy Commander of joint operations, director of the military category in the Ministry of Defense, Baghdad Operations Commander, representative of the popular Mobilization forces and a number of advisers have attended the meeting.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
March – 31- 2019