Araji: Shahristani stopped the work to re-plug connector maintenance despite the availability of funds then

2016-01-30 22:23:50 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

The Deputy Prime Minister resigned Bahaa al-Araji, on Saturday that former Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani re-suspended in Mosul dam maintenance despite the availability of funds then, noting that al-Shahristani wanted for "a certain company" to do maintenance work.

He said during his interview with the program "special dialogue" which aired "Alsumaria TV", "The Mosul Dam is suffering from structural deficiency since the era of the former regime, and operations processed continuously through injecting large quantities of cement a day," noting that it "was supposed previous government to put a radical solution to the issue of the dam. "

He said al-Araji, that "political party wanted to go re-Mosul dam maintenance to a particular company, with the view of experts and specialists need to take maintenance work another company," pointing out that "the government's Energy Commission and its president (Hussain al-Shahristani) was adamant that holds a particular company maintenance work and thus stopped work despite the allocation of funds then, amounting to three billion dollars. "

Araji pointed out that "the situation has become a reassuring after you start taking practical steps to address it," explaining that "a delegation from the Ministry of Water Resources as well as foreign technical delegation arrived to the scene to assess the damage the dam."

The Ministry of Water Resources confirmed on Friday (January 29, 2016) that there are no signs of the collapse of the Mosul Dam, and with demonstrated that its staff regularly work at the dam, pointed out that the negotiations with the Italian company for the rehabilitation of the dam and reached an advanced stage.

It is noteworthy that the warnings about the possibility of the collapse of the Mosul Dam biggest dams Iraq escalated during the recent period, but the government and the official authorities confirm the continuation of injection operations and maintenance of the dam and the exclusion of its collapse during the current period.