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South prepares new project to recycle water for agricultural use

29 December 2014

Plans for the use of recycled water in agriculture have been prepared by South Cyprus’ Ministry of Agriculture aiming at increasing water supply by 40 million cubic metres, sources told CNA on Sunday, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports.

A seven-year strategic development plan for the period 2015-2021 has been prepared by the ministry, that will be discussed by the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance at the beginning of 2015, the source said, adding that the cost of the project is expected to exceed 80 million euros.

The same source noted that the project will be South Cyprus’ response to the underwater pipeline built by Turkey to transport 70 million cubic meters of water to North Cyprus.

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