The region’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources recently signed a contract to construct a dam in Qaradakh parish of Suli province. The project of Chami Smora costs 6.960 billion IQD (approx. $5.872m), said Ministry spokesperson Majid Dabbagh.
Dabbagh said both Birkar and Zhina Gharib companies have undertaken to end the project within 820 days.
Akram Ahmed, general director of dams in Kurdistan, said the project is a strategic one which is meant to rescue the area from the drought it has been suffering from in the recent years.
It is one of the projects by the ministry to develop agriculture in the area.
The dam will be 20meters high and will hold two million cubic meters of water from a brook from Diwana River.
Diwana River sources from Qaradakh and in Darbandikhan it flows into Sirwan River.