I’ve been wondering for the past few days why there’s a water outage in Keserwan before I read Sad Chabrou7 is undergoing some major maintenance.
Update: There’s a water outage in Beirut as well not just in Keserwan.
CYPRUS is looking into the possibility of transferring water from Lebanon, either by ship or pipeline, to lower the cost of agricultural production, said Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis yesterday.
Speaking after a meeting with the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Gebran Bassil in Nicosia, Kouyialis said Lebanon had submitted a proposal to transfer water to Cyprus.
According to the Cypriot minister, a joint technical committee of technocrats from Cyprus’ Water Development Department and the corresponding Lebanese department has been set up to examine the possibility of transferring water for agricultural purposes from Lebanon to Cyprus. The committee will look at the economic benefits, or not, of such a move, examining both water transfer by ship and pipeline, to see which is the most advantageous.
The study will take around three months. Within the first quarter of 2014, “we will know if it is in our interests to bring water from Lebanon”, said Kouyialis, adding that the move could prove “very beneficial” for Cyprus. [Link]