Baghdad Secretariat attributes the delay in the completion of draft Rusafa water channel and the army to "financial problems"
Izzat secretariat of Baghdad, on Friday, the reason for delay in the completion of draft Rusafa water channel and the army to "financial problems" with the implementing of the two companies, as they are drawn to "a boat to an end", refused to specify a time-opened.
A spokesman for the secretariat of Baghdad, Hakeem Abdul Zahra, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The problems and financial disagreements and those related to the duration of the delay, between the secretariat of Baghdad and the company executing the project water great Rusafa in the east of the channel, hindering its opening, although the completion rate of 98 percent ", refusing to" determine the time of the opening of the project. "
He said Abdul-Zahra, that "the percentage of completion of the Army Canal project amounted to 80 percent, leaving nothing but aspects of agriculture and afforestation", noting that "most of the infrastructure for the project, Krabt electrical, communications and sewage, performed as well as the completion of nine out of ten tunnels underground".
He explained Abdul-Zahra, that "the financial differences between the secretariat of Baghdad and the company executing the project hinder done," noting that "the company calls regardless advance funding her which is rejected by the Secretariat because of the slow pace of work, and insist on not disbursed only after the project is completed in full so as not to fall under the Accounting Law" .
The secretariat of Baghdad pledged during May 2015, the elimination of the scarcity of drinking water areas of the capital suffered by the end of this year, after the opening of the great Rusafa water project.
The water department suggested Baghdad, in, (the twentieth of May 2015), the opening of the great Rusafa water project in the next few days, indicating that the project in trial operation stage.
The Secretariat announced, in (the fourth of November 2013), the completion of 88 percent of the water great Rusafa project, while indicated that the opening will be during the summer 2014 season, he confirmed that "the largest in the Middle East", expected to rise roof of pure water production in the capital to more than four million cubic meters per day if the project is completed.
French company and oversees the completion of water great Rusafa first and second two phases project, consisting of the main pumps that are pumping pure water from the reservoir toward the neighborhoods of the city of Baghdad through seven tubes building tend to COPD including branches (Anbuban) diameter (160 mm) to areas of people and Iaalbh and then Hamidih tank (R3) and ultimately into the areas of luxury and Obeidi and municipalities.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the provinces are suffering chronic problems in the area of services, especially electricity, drinking water and sanitation.
The secretariat of Baghdad, reported in (27 September 2015), the percentage of achievement in the development of the Army Canal project amounted to 80 percent, while the delay attributed to the existence of "financial problematic" with the executing company, threatened to resort to the judiciary to resolve the issue.
The Secretariat forwarded in Baghdad (June 2011), the development of the Army Canal to the Egyptian company "Arab Contractors" project, at a cost of $ 146 million, part of a plan to develop the capital.
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