Its cost is more than 100 billion ... the topographic base maps are a vital new project in Iraq
Editing date: 11/11/2020 10:28 • 128 times read
The Ministry of Water Resources is preparing to implement the important project "Topographical Base Maps for Iraq" approved by the Council of Ministers, with a total cost of 105 billion dinars, and will be implemented in 5 phases.
The project is of strategic importance for the country in all fields.
The Director General of the General Authority for Survey and the official spokesperson in the ministry, Ali Radi Thamer, said, “Based on what was presented by the Ministry of Water Resources and the great support that was given to this project by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Water Resources, the Council of Ministers and all relevant sectors, Cabinet Resolution No. 124 was issued.
For the year 2020, which stipulates the approval of the Ministry of Planning to include a project (topographic base maps) within the investment plan of the Ministry of Water Resources in the General Survey Authority for the year 2021, which is the authority authorized to produce maps, and the completion stages of the entire project will be in an appraisal period from 2021-2028..
The cost of the project is approximately 105 billion dinars, and is implemented in five stages.
Thamer says: "Work is underway with the Ministry of Planning to complete the listing according to the decision of the Council of Ministers, with reference to high coordination with specialists in the Ministry of Planning and Direct Support by the Minister of Planning."
"The approval of this project was a very important achievement, which was a dream, and it will provide Iraq with a great leap in this field that has not been achieved for decades.
[opinion - an accurate and maintained basemap system integrated with subsequent layers depicting resources (fresh water, oil, minerals, geology), infrastructure elements including (electrical, water, sewer utilities), roads, rights of way and political boundaries are vital for effective planning, development and management.]