Good news for the environment

Project of the Century is nearing completion

Water ProjectThat water transfer project that foresees water being transfer from Turkey via underwater pipelines to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and is being referred to as the project of the century is nearing completion.

The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Hamit Bakırcı spoke to BRT about the project and said that the sea phase of the project was about to be completed and the land phase of the project in the TRNC will be completed in December this year.

Evaluating the project Bakırcı said that everything was progressing well and that the water will arrive on the island in December.


‘By the end of 2015 the water will reach homes throughout all of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ said the Minister and added that for now the majority of the land phase of the pipe installation from Güzelyurt to Lefkoşa had been completed.

‘Once this is finished we will move on to the pipe installation from Girne to Tatlısu and then Gazimağusa to İskele’ said Bakırcı and added that the committees who will oversee the distribution of the water were continuing with their workings.

Explaining that the law regulating how the water is going to be administered had also been prepared and would be presented to the parliament as soon as possible Mr. Bakırcı said ‘we as the state want to manage the water but technically we do not have a fully equipped department’.

He noted that although the water is coming to the country for free there will be a price to pay as 25 megawatts of energy is needed to pump and distribute the water.

‘We are still working on how much the water will cost the people’ said the Minister.

Meanwhile referring to the AKSA power plant that has been operating without a filter for years and ruining the environment, Mr. Bakırcı said that AKSA will be fitting a regulator on its chimneys within 15 days and by December it will be in service with a fully equipped filter.

Source: BRT World News