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Gov’t clarifies on amount of water extracted from Disi basin

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According to the government \ the amount of water extracted from wells (belonging to Rum Agricultural Co.) had reached 22.8 million cubic meters last year. (Photo: Jorcan News)
AMMAN — The government has responded to questions submitted by lawmaker Safaa Al-Momani regarding the water usage at the Rum Agricultural Co. at Wadi Rum in addition to an underground artesian well belonging to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The government confirmed that all the wells are licensed, and water quantities are monitored through meter tracking and readings that cover Rum Agricultural Co. They added that the underground wells belonging to the company were 21 functioning wells, while the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi had six operational wells out of five.

The government said that the amount of water extracted from wells (belonging to Rum Agricultural Co.) had reached 22.8 million cubic meters last year, while the amount of water extracted from wells belonging to the UAE Crown Prince was 2.4 million cubic meters by last year.

The government did not answer all the lawmaker’s questions, according to Al-Ghad News. 

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