The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey's second largest irrigation dam said that the completion of body filler.
Stating that with the commissioning of the Silvan Dam, an important step will be taken to achieve the irrigation targets of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) throughout the region, Minister Pakdemirli said, “Silvan Dam is the front face of our country and Europe with its 175,5 meters height and 8,7 million mXNUMX volume body. "it will be the highest dam of the concrete lined dam type."
Important Threshold Exceeded
Emphasizing that an important threshold was left behind in the dam and the body filling was completed, Minister Pakdemirli continued as follows:
“The Silvan Dam is the biggest and most important component of the Silvan Project, one of the most important projects of GAP. The dam will be the second largest dam in GAP after Atatürk Dam, with a reservoir volume of 7,3 billion m³. Within the scope of the 4-phase Silvan Project, while the amount of water given to irrigation from the Silvan Dam reservoir increases at each stage, the electrical energy generated at the Silvan Hydroelectric Power Plant will decrease. Thus, over time, energy production will decrease from 681 million kilowatt-hours to 88,41 million kilowatt-hours, while water given to irrigation will increase to 1,791 million cubic meters ”.
Will Contribute 1,91 Billion TL to the Economy Annually
Minister Pakdemirli, who said that with the commissioning of the project completely, a total area of 1.689.920 decares, 661.310 decares of which is attractive and 2.350.580 decares of pumping, will meet with water, “Thus, approximately 305 thousand people will be employed, and 1,91 billion TL will be contributed to the economy per year”.
Getting Target Dam Ready to Impound by Early 2021
Underlining that the total cost of the Silvan Project is 2020 billion lira at 13,25 prices, Minister Pakdemirli said, "We aim to complete the front face concrete production of this huge dam, which we have completed the body filling by exceeding an important threshold, by the end of 2020, and to make the dam ready to hold water in the beginning of 2021" he finished his words.
Hibya News Agency