At the discretion of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the State of Kuwait on Monday sent four seawater desalination units to Iraq.
A technical team of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water delivered the units to officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources at the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border on Monday, the Kuwaiti ministry's undersecretary Mohammad Bushehri said in a press statement.
The production capacity of the four seawater desalination units amounts to one million imperial gallons, he said.
Kuwaiti General Consul in Iraq's Basra Province Yousef Al-Sabbagh was present at the reception.
Thanking and appreciating Kuwait's fresh aid, Iraqi officials said the desalination units would be used mainly in rural and outlying areas in Iraq.
They added that the Kuwaiti aid would effectively contribute to the provision of potable water to the residents of southern Iraq. Kuwait had granted Iraq 17 mobile power generators with a total capacity of 30,000 kilowatts, in order to ease out the neighboring country's power shortage. (end) aas.nfa.mt