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H.E. Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chairs a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security

 



 


 

 

 

June -3- 2018

His Excellency Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, focusing on discussing the water shortage in Iraq.
The Council has viewed a presentation by the Minister of Water Resources, which included a plan to address the expected water scarcity for the current summer. The impact of climate change on the level of water revenues, In addition to the effects of the measures taken in the neighboring countries, in particular the start of filling Ilısu Dam in Turkey, The Council has adopted the necessary decisions on strengthening water security during the summer period, where it was agreed to secure water rations to meet the needs of the citizens of drinking water and agriculture, taking into account the rationalization of water consumption.
The Council has directed the relevant authorities, including the Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Municipalities, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Finance, the Municipality of Baghdad and the security authorities to take the necessary measures to implement the water scarcity plan.
The Council has also reviewed the developments in the processing of electric power to meet the needs of citizens. The Council stressed the need for provincial councils to adhere to quotas and do not exceed the energy to ensure the distribution of electric power between the provinces of the country.

Media office of the prime minister
June -3- 2018