The Public Services Committee of the Diyala Council announced on Wednesday the opening of the first desalination project in the countryside of Baquba, noting that there is a plan to generalize the experience of desalination to secure drinking water in the countryside.
“A desalination project is the first of its kind in the countryside of Baquba,” said Najat al-Taei, a member of the services committee of the Diyala Council. “It was opened in the village of Had Mezid, 10 kilometers northeast of Baquba.
“The project is funded by the Fund for the Reconstruction of Areas Affected by Government Terrorism,” she said. “The experience of water desalination projects is necessary to face the water scarcity in Diyala in general and rely on water wells to create continuity in work and provide drinking water to the people.”
Some areas of Diyala suffer from severe drinking water shortages, particularly in the summer.
Source: IRAQ'S ECONOMIC CENTER