Big step on TRNC potable water supply project

Turkey close to finishing the long-awaited project that will supply water to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Big step on TRNC potable water supply project

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two more barrages have been completed in the south of Turkey as the long-awaited potable water supply to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is about to finish.

According to a statement made by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs' Directorate General of State Hydraulic Works, the 'Alakopru' and 'Gecitkoy' barrage construction was completed for the 'Northern Cyprus Water Supply Project', which will provide the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with water for the next 50 years.

The investment cost of the barrages are close to 80 million Turkish Liras ($36,6 million) and the project will supply around 130 million cubic meters of water to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus every year.

A pipeline of 22 km length will carry 75 million m3 of water Alakopru Dam to Anamurium Pumping Station, which connects to under sea pipeline in 1 km distance. Of the 75 million cubic meters water, 37.76 million cubic meters (50.3%) will be used for drinking purposes and the remaining part (49.7%) will be allocated for irrigation. 

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