“There is no problem with the cities water level,” says, the Minister of Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroğlu while he gave information about the water level in the city reservoirs.
Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroğlu implied that there was a reduction in rainfall across Turkey, and there were 65 percent fewer raindrops in the Şanlıurfa City. Minister Eroğlu told that to a correspondent of Turkish News Agency A.A, Government is also working on situations about irrigation system and emphasized that drop irrigation and rainfall irrigation systems need to be chosen instead of the old wild irrigation system. Eroğlu also mentioned that government is trying best to convince farmers on modern irrigation system which is more profitable for both crops and land.
The General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works will get bank credits on behalf of farmers
Minister Eroğlu, added these words to his speech; "We had a talk with the General Management of the Ziraat Bank on the request of the citizens and added," We proposed to be the borrower on behalf of citizens as DSİ (The General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works) and Bank’s Manager accepted. We will take a look at legal legislation in this regard. We believe together with farmers we can manage to survive out of this situation and will find a solution“
Eroğlu said that Şanlıurfa is the capital city of GAP, the agricultural income is in good condition and so far 4 million acres of land have been irrigated.
"The quality and condition of the water is good”
Minister Veysel Eroğlu underlined that Şanlıurfa City has made a great progress since 2002 and city has a European look, "For sure there are much more works to do, but we have worked and we will keep working, this is the essence of the topic” he said.
Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu added following statements "The water level in the reservoirs is in good condition right now, the low water level rose to 40 percent by last rainfalls. It is instructed by the President to invest the biggest portion of the money to the Sanlıurfa, which 35 billion liras already been invested 5 billions of which is made by the Ministry of Forest Water Affairs will increase this. "
Minister Eroglu added that all citizens and especially farmers need to save water, by emphasizing the importance of water.