World Bulletin / News Desk
The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) announced that the construction of a dam in the town of Girne in preparation to begin receiving water from Turkey, will start at the beginning of February.
This is part of a 123 million Turkish lira (55 million dollars) project initiated in 2011 aiming to supply water via an undersea pipeline to the island, with the other dam based in Turkey's southern city of Mersin.
The project will use subsea pipelines, the statement said. The rest of the works in the ongoing project include building pipelines and pumping stations.
The ceremony to mark the beginning of the dam construction will be attended by TRNC President Dervis Eroglu, TRNC Prime Minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay, Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroglu and other officials.Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2014, 09:39