Turkish Cypriots offer to share water with South

"Water is a problem of southern Cyprus as well and we can share our water with them if an agreement is made" says natural resources minister of TRNC.

Turkish Cypriots offer to share water with South

World Bulletin / News Desk

The water to come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) from Turkey via "Water Provision Project" - a project consists of under-the-sea pipelines that will carry water from Turkey to Northern Cyprus - can be called "peace water", said Turkish Cypriot minister, adding that "Water is a problem of southern Cyprus as well and we can share our water with them if a deal is reached."

TRNC Natural Resources Minister Hamit Bakirci gave an interview to Anadolu Agency, stating that the low water reserves in the world urges the countries to form their own water policies and use their water wisely. "Projects such as the 'Water Provision Project' become more important in countries with very low water supply like ours," said Bakirci.

Bakirci underlined that TRNC is very content for Turkey's help on the water issue by saying, "with this help, we know that the relation with our motherland (Turkey) will go on forever."

"Water Provision Project" is 90 percent complete in the Turkish side and the construction for the under sea water pipeline will commence in the upcoming days.

Once the project is completed, water demand in TRNC, currently suffering from water shortage, will be met for 50 years.

Water transfer is scheduled to begin in March 2014, previously announced by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 16:39
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