President Rashid: High Priority Must Be Given to Tackling Water Scarcity, while Realistic Solutions Have to Be Found


The issue of water scarcity in the country must be given high priority, President Rashid emphasized while saying that public opinion must be alerted to its ramifications. It is vital to move ahead to find appropriate and realistic solutions to this issue, he added.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, President of the Republic of Jamal Rashid addressed " Bahr Al-Olom Forum for Dialogue" as a part of serious activities of the " Iraq's Thirsty"

President Rashid's Speech follows:
" In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,

Dear, Mr. Ibrahim Bahr Al-Olom,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Peace, Mercy, and Blessings of Allah be upon you,
Good morning,

I have great pleasure in extending my warmest congratulations to all the staff of the " Bahr Al-Olom Forum for Dialogue" for their tireless efforts to alert public opinion for the ramifications of water scarcity that has plagued Iraq and become a matter of concern for all the Iraqis. And for providing practical proposals aiming to find an appropriate and realistic solution to this issue of water scarcity.

I also thank United Nations Development Programme(UNDP|) for their effective role in this important field, in realizing the importance of water security for the life of people.

I thank Iraq's government for its interest and care in this area, in particular, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Environment.

  Although I am very busy as all of you know, I am attending this important event because it is my top priority. Participation in this Forum is essential to give the subject the great significance that it deserves. And it is also to urge those concerned with water affairs to make every possible effort to find a solution for Iraq's long-standing problem.

   I gave the Brother, Dr. Bahr al-Olom a few articles and some information, some documentation as I briefed him on my whole conception of developing water resources management and improving water status in Iraq.

 Ultimately, I wish the Forum all the best and every success. Personally, I am ready, and the Presidency of the Republic and its staff are willing to support all the activities on sustainable water management and helping in the management of water scarcity in Iraq, and we hope to do so.

I am quite sure, that the Ministry of Water Resources has a series of recommendations and concrete projects to improve the water status in Iraq.

Thank you". 



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