Zeybek asks about the latest situation in Karasu irrigation project

Western Thrace
Tue, 6 Feb 2024 10:05 GMT
Hüseyin Zeybek, New Left MP for Xanthi, asked the Minister of Agriculture and Food about the latest situation regarding the construction of the irrigation network that will affect the lowland region of Xanthi.
Zeybek asks about the latest situation in Karasu irrigation project

Hüseyin Zeybek, New Left MP for Xanthi, asked the Minister of Agriculture and Food about the latest situation regarding the construction of the irrigation network that will affect the lowland region of Xanthi.

In his parliamentary question, Zeybek reminded that the project in question would allow irrigation of 22 per cent of the plain region and stated that the lack of clear statements from the government on this issue caused discomfort among the people of the region.

Zeybek's parliamentary question on the subject is as follows:

"The government's lack of clarity on the construction of the irrigation network, which will irrigate 22% of the Xanthi lowland region, has caused great discomfort among the people of the region.

Following the completion of the process related to the irrigation network of Xanthi, which is included in the "HYDOR 2.0" programme and will be implemented through SDIT (public and private initiative), the construction of the new irrigation network on the eastern side of the Karasu region of Xanthi is expected to start. The project is expected to be a life project for Xanthi and will contribute to the agricultural production of the lowland villages.

However, the MP for Kavala and former minister of the New Democracy Party, in his parliamentary question 2559/11-01-2024, raised concerns about the allegedly inadequate irrigation water conditions in the Kavala region. This has caused confusion and concern among the farmers of Xanthi. The local press reports the reactions of the citizens and the opinions of the relevant institutions about the loss of "regional" consciousness, as the State opposes the irrigation project.

- Since it was announced that the irrigation project in question would be constructed years ago,

- As the lack of clear statements on issues concerning the regional development of the whole of Thrace causes concerns and this attitude does not support the development objective of the region,

The Minister is asked:
1. At what stage is the construction of the irrigation network in Xanthi?

2. Were there any obstacles or setbacks in the implementation of the project?

3. Is the 2028 date valid for the implementation of the project?"

Related News

MILLET MEDIA OE.
BİLAL BUDUR & CENGİZ ÖMER KOLLEKTİF ŞİRKETİ.
Address: Miaouli 7-9, Xanthi 67100, GREECE.
Tel: +30 25410 77968.
Email: info@milletgazetesi.gr.