Turkey to provide TRNC with 50 years worth of water

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has announced plans to build a dam in Girne to cater for water which will be supplied via undersea pipes from Turkey.

Turkey to provide TRNC with 50 years worth of water

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
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