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Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation to Establish Water Station in Iraq

The plant will purify and desalinate water in the Euphrates River, and help lift the burden of water shortage in three Iraqi governorates: al-Nasiriya, al-Diwaniyah, and Basra.

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Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources will establish a massive water treatment plan in Iraq, which will purify and desalinate water in the Euphrates River, and help lift the burden of water shortage in three Iraqi governorates: al-Nasiriya, al-Diwaniyah, and Basra.


Last March, representatives from Egypt & Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of water resources, and formed a technical steering community in both nations’ governments. This latest decision came shortly after a delegation from Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources visited Iraq, and studied the feasibility of the new project.


The plant will be similar to Egypt’s Bahr el-Baqar Water Treatment Plant in Port Said, which broke three Guinness world records for being the largest water purification plant in the world with a daily capacity of 5.6 million cubic metres.