"Green Crescent".. Another forgotten Iraqi wealth and calls for its revival again
Information / Diyala..
A member of the Union of Agricultural Engineers, Mohammed Jabbar, called on Thursday to revive the Green Crescent in the far east of Diyala province.
"Fertile agricultural lands stretch along the Iraqi – Iranian border strip and deviate towards the baldruz and qazaniya desert, forming more than 300 thousand dunums, which are similar to the Green Crescent, have not been exploited for decades for various reasons, most notably the large number of Mines dating back to the Eighties war and the lack of water," Jabbar said in an interview with Al-maalouma.
"The construction of a dam in the tralsaq area east of qazaniya to restrict flood waters will create a strategic reservoir capable of reviving the Green Crescent, which represents a special wealth with the fertility of lands in providing a lot of agricultural crops not in Diyala but in neighboring provinces," he added.
"The trilsaq dam, if implemented, will be the beginning of the creation of sprawling agricultural areas and the end of the drought crisis in the entire eastern province of Diyala," Jabbar noted.
The areas of eastern Diyala have very fertile lands, but several factors hinder their exploitation, especially the large number of Mines and the scarcity of water in the summer seasons, although it suffers from seasonal floods. Finished/ 25 p