As part of the ninth cabinet’s program to increase public services and prevent the spread of diseases, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani approved the allocation of 356 billion dinars to local authorities to implement water projects. The fund will take the form of budgetary installments from the Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism for the year 2022.
Among the projects that the budget is set to fund is the renovation of fresh water lines in different areas, alongside development of reservoirs across the Region. Other projects include designing and implementing filtration points and providing tools to develop other projects.
Prime Minister Barzani stressed the importance of developing the tourism sector and preserving the Region’s touristic sites, which could become a great source of income in the future.