Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Önder Sennaroğlu met with Turkey’s Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroğlu during his visit to Ankara.Stressing in the meeting that TRNC has critical water shortage and how can water be brought to TRNC from Turkey been discussed for years, Sennaroğlu noted that with the broad vision of President of Republic of Turkey Erdoğan, water is going to reach to the island on October 28th.
Sennaroğlu told, “We are going to strive with determination so that even a single drop of that water can be managed and used without any waste and so that it can be used for the development of TRNC.” Sennaroğlu also gave his condolences to the authorities of state and government of Turkey and public of Turkey for the recent acts of terrorism. Sennaroğlu said, “Turkey is a powerful state, it can overcome these acts of terrorism.” Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroğlu told that he is pleased to host Sennaroğlu and his committee. Reminding that the last pipe has been installed as part of the water supply project on 7th August Sennaroğlu said, “We witnessed it with the esteemed minister, and we felt pride in that.”
Repeating that their ministry has huge investments related to Cyprus and that the line that will supply 75 million meters square water has been designed by their ministry and with the addition of the main distribution system in Cyprus, project has cost 1.6 billion Turkish Liras Eroğlu noted that there have been investments of lagoons and water-distribution pipelines before.
Eroğlu emphasized that now they are doing work for forestation and building picnic areas and he added that such a construction of a picnic area has been continuing in the area of Geçitköy Dam.