Tuzluca Dam is planned to be constructed at Tuzluca Province of Iğdır city. The Company Bernak Elektrik, who previously won the tender, later withdraw from the project since the profit margin was very low (2.5%). Following that, State Hydraulic Works (DSI) announced that it will construct the dam itself. Thus, the dam is going to be built using tax money. Currently, the construction work is subcontracted to U-Y-S İnşaat. DSI tries to win public approval emphasizing that the project is an irrigation dam. However, in order to irrigate the low fertility land with wild irrigation methods, higher fertility agricultural land and fruit orchards nearby Aras River will be submerged. The 45 meters high dam will be constructed 100 meters to Armenian border. 12 km2 of area in Halikisla Village, entire Aras River Bird Sanctuary and 5 villages that hosts 2000 people and their agricultural land will submerge. These people will be displaced. Aras River Bird Sanctuary, which hosts the highest number of bird species in eastern Turkey, is under threat of destruction and will not exist in maps anymore.