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News Turkish water works minister: Turkey Carry Water to One Million People in Africa

Turkish Forestry & Water Works Minister Veysel Eroglu has said that Turkey provided water for one million people in Africa. 

We have, so far, provided water for one million people in Somalia, Burkina Faso, Niger and Ethiopia thanks to Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and State Hydraulic Works (DSI), said Eroglu who visited Editor's Desk at Anadolu Agency. 

Noting that Turkey signed cooperation protocols with several African countries, Eroglu said that Turkish teams were working in Africa. 

They have some demands such as drilling wells and building ponds or providing water for national parks, he said. 

We have sent expert teams to Tunisia which is inundated by flood waters, said Eroglu, adding that dams should be built, erosion should be controlled and rivers should be rehabilitated in that country.

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/135987/eroglu-turkey-carry-water-to-one-million-people-in-africa.html
Source of information Turkish Weekly
Keyword(s) cooperation, dams, floods
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFRASTRUCTURES , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/countries/fol749974/country378851
Geographical coverage Turkey
News date 15/06/2012
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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