14 October 2009
KERKUK : The Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday said it has signed a contract with a Turkish firm to build a dam in Kirkuk to overcome water shortage in the province.
"The cost of the project, located near Kajk village across Khassa Jay River (10 northeast of Kirkuk), is 84.9 billion Iraqi dinars (ID)," according to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The dam will ensure the continuous flow of water through Khassa Jay River during all seasons and the irrigation of 3,000 donums (1 donum eq; 2,500 square meters) of land in Taza area, according to the statement.
"The estimated completion period of the project is 40 months," the statement added.