North Cyprus News | Online News for North Cyprus

Farmers still have no access to water from Turkey

Farmers still have no access to water from Turkey

July 25
12:09 2017

The distribution policy for the 75 million cubic meters of water that annually come from Turkey to the TRNC is failing.

The problem is that farms still do not have access to the water because, despite a one-year transitional arrangement that Turkey would supply the water to the Gecitkoy reservoir and local authorities would provide the infrastructure and distribute the water, not all regions have access to the water yet. Since the start of 2017, local authorities have given permission to sink 14 new wells, mainly in the Guzelyurt region.

Meanwhile, there are concerns about how the additional wells will affect underground water resources.

At the moment there are 14,688 wells in the TRNC, most of which are privately owned. Out of these, 428 are state-owned.

Havadis

 

Local Weather

Kyrenia, Cyprus
15°
16°
Sat
17°
Sun
16°
Mon
15°
Tue
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Lira Exchange Rates

USD
USD
3.8036
EUR
EUR
4.6469
GBP
GBP
5.2760

Upcoming Events

  1. Whirling Dervish

    January 19
  2. North Nicosia Walking Tour

    January 19
  3. RBL Quiz Night

    January 19
  4. Lemar Market

    January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm