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

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 8:51

The Deputy Prime Minister resigned Bahaa al-Araji, the 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 that "Mosul Dam is suffering from structural deficiency since the era of the former regime, and ongoing operations processed through injecting large quantities of cement a day," noting that "the previous government was supposed to take 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."

He said that "the issue of ensuring salaries tough and very difficult and put it embarrassing," noting that "the available figures indicate that I have a difficult month salaries of insurance after the next."

He said al-Araji, that "the steps taken by the government thankfully it, but it does not bring anything new," pointing out that "the alternatives are available, but the problem is lack of time."