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Three new dams in Iraq are tipped to help solve the nation’s water crisis, two years after plans were first announced.
The Kurdistan Ministry of Agriculture and Water announced a five-year plan to construct eight large and 19 smaller dams, and the first three have already begun construction, with authorities claiming completion will be in less than two years.
The first three dams will be in Bawajan, Qoritan and Timarok villages, and each will store 350,000 cubic metres of water from natural sources in the area.