📩 12/11/2020 18:02
The Reyhanlı Dam, which will serve for the irrigation of 585 thousand decares of land in the Amik Plain, will be made live by the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. It will be put into service with a ceremony that Bekir Pakdemirli will attend from the dam site.
Minister Pakdemirli stated that the Reyhanlı Dam, which has a water accumulation volume of 480 million m585, will serve for irrigation of 160 thousand 2020 decares of land in the Amik Plain, “Thanks to irrigated agriculture in the region, the yield in the fields will increase and product diversity will be provided in the region. "With the completion of the project with all its units, a contribution of 450 million TL will be made to the country's economy with unit prices in XNUMX".
200 thousand decares of land will be protected from flood
Stating that 21 million cubic meters of water will be transferred to the dam annually from the Afrin Stream, which is one of the main water resources of Reyhanlı Dam, Pakdemirli said, “Thanks to the completed transmission channel, 1.534 tons of water will be taken from the Afrin Stream and transferred to the dam site. In this way, the thirst that may be experienced in the Amik Plain in the summer will be prevented, and the potential floods in the Amik Plain in the winter will be prevented and approximately 200 thousand decares of land will be protected from flooding ”.
A Wetland Area Near the Size of Amik Lake Will Be Created
Emphasizing that Reyhanlı Dam and a wetland area close to the size of Amik Lake will also be formed, Minister Pakdemirli said, “As a result, an ideal resting, feeding and breeding area will begin to form for migratory birds. Thus, Reyhanlı Dam made the statement that Hatay will be "the new bird paradise island".
3 will make the President's inaugural teleconference on October 2020 near the dam Reyhanli also Turkey's largest transmission channel which was completed in Hatay "Afrin David Weir and Diversion Channel", "Tahtaköprü Dam Raising" and "Hatay- Water Treatment Plant" projects will also be opened.