Why are icebergs being taken to Dubai?

The project could begin as early as 2018

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A proposal is calling for icebergs to be towed all the way to Dubai from Antarctica for irrigation and drinking water.

An official says a typical iceberg could provide enough water for one million people for five years.

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Organisers say the project could begin early in 2018.

They say icebergs don't melt easily since they're mostly underwater...

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