Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said that his ministry prepared a master plan and a structuring in energy area for Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
After meeting TRNC's Economy & Energy Minister Sunat Akin in Ankara on Monday, Yildiz told reporters that his ministry prepared a wide-scale master plan, and created a structure which would meet energy need of whole Cyprus by 2023.
Recalling that TRNC started to give electricity to Greek Cypriot side two days ago, Yildiz said that it should be considered like a humanitarian assistance, however, politics was currently not able to catch such a stance.
Yildiz said that they recommended to set up a "joint transmission center" for the two sides of Cyprus regarding electricity energy in the master plan, adding that if such center had been established before, Greek Cypriot side would not have had such an electricity shortage today.
Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot minister said that TRNC was providing 16 megawatt electricity energy at night and 20 megawatt in daytime to Greek Cypriot people.
Actually, we have the capacity to provide 100-120 megawatt electricity to Greek Cypriot side, but we have technical insufficiencies in distribution, said Akin.
Akin said that it was necessary to set up a "joint transmission center" that would meet the electricity need of both sides in the island.
Noting that Turkey had great support and contribution in TRNC, Akin said that efforts were under way to carry water from Turkey to TRNC through an underwater pipeline, adding that the water would reach TRNC in 2014.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 18 Temmuz 2011, 14:03