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The Iraqi Agriculture Ministry has announced plans to save 3.6 billion cubic meters of water by deploying 35,000 irrigation sprinklers during the next planting season, according to AKnews.

Ministry spokesman Karim al-Tamimi said the sprinklers were distributed among all provinces in the country.

Iraq has suffered from drought due to a lack of rainfall as well as low water levels in rivers that enter the country, such as the Tigris and Euphrates. Iraq accuses Turkey, Syria and Iran of being responsible for the low levels of water due to the building of dams.

The news follows an announcement by the KRG to build 12 dams in the semi-autonomous region in an attempt to save about 20 billion cubic meters of water annually.

(Source: AKnews)

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