Addressing years-long water scarcity

Water project to be built in Duhok’s Khanke

DUHOK – A drinking water project is set to be constructed in the Khanke sub-district in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, said the head of the Khanke sub-district, adding that work on the project will begin within the next few weeks.

The project aims to address long-standing grievances by local residents, villagers, and displaced individuals in Khanke about water scarcity and the lack of potable water. Authorities have allocated three billion Iraqi dinars for the project (approximately $2.2 million).

Zardasht Sheikh Shamo, the head of the Khanke sub-district, told 964media, “Most of the preparations are complete, with only a few technical works and procedures remaining.” The timeline for the project’s completion is set at 365 days.

“Upon completion of the drinking water project, it will provide 2,400 cubic meters of water daily to the residents, addressing the needs and resolving the issues of all residents and displaced persons in the area,” Shamo added.

The Khanke sub-district encompasses 22 villages accommodating over 9,800 residents, along with an additional 60,000 displaced persons.