Thirsty Cyprus to Ship Water from Greece

NICOSIA – Drought-hit Cyprus on Monday signed an agreement with a Cypriot shipping firm to ferry eight million cubic metres of water from Greece to help ease the island’s water crisis.

Most households on the Mediterranean island, a major tourist destination, have water only four days a week after the government last month reduced supplies to local authorities by a third to try to tackle the shortage.

The aim is for the additional water to start arriving from June to help the island endure a long hot summer.

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Source : AFP

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