Issue Date: Jan 31, 1993
IRAQ OPENED its Third River, a vast drainage canal flowing midway between the Euphrates and the Tigris, in early December. The 565-km-long main canal, which took 40 years to complete because of revolutions, wars and sanctions, will reclaim 1.5 million ha of Iraq's agricultural land (of which 300,000 ha have already been reclaimed) that have become barren due to salination. The canal crosses the Euphrates by tunnel at Nasiriyah.
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