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Repairs to Undersea Water Pipeline to Start in June

Repair workNorth-Cyprus- News Water-Pipeline-Project on the broken pipeline which carries water under the sea from the Turkish mainland to the TRNC will be finished this summer.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said that the damaged pipework lies about 8 km offshore Turkey.

When the supply of pipes and fittings are acquired, the contract for the work will be signed in May. In June, when the sea conditions will be more favourable, the new piping will be connected.

Provided there are no unseen problems, it is aimed to complete the work in a month. This will permit the flow of approximately 13.7 million cubic meters of water to Geçitköy reservoir to resume. This means that there will be no cuts to the water supply.

The damaged pipework was detected in January this year and the water supply had to be cut to the Geçitköy reservoir.

The water pipeline suffered a breakage due to severe weather conditions. Officials located the damage to be around 250 meters deep undersea and 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) near the Turkish coast. Two pipes detached from bases and surfaced on sea level as a result of the damage.

Yeniduzen, Sabah

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