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Turkish Underwater Water Pipeline to North Cyprus to Be Completed in 2009

September 30, 2008

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia

ANKARA (A.A) – 30.09.2008 – The Turkey-Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) underwater potable water pipeline is about to be completed.

The majority of the water pipeline carrying potable water from Anamur Dragon River in Turkey to the TRNC has been erected.

Once operational, the potable water pipeline would carry 75 million cubic meters of water from Turkey to the TRNC.

15 million cubic meters out of this total amount would be for consumption while the rest 60 million cubic meters would be used in irrigation.

The underwater potable water pipeline connecting Turkey to the TRNC would be completed by June 14th, 2009.

The water coming from Turkey would be stored in a dam to be constructed near Girne, TRNC.

Originally published by Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 1213 30 Sep 08.

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