The Minister, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu, has attended to the closure meeting of ‘the Climate Change Effects on Water Resources Project”.
In the speech that he gave here, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu, stating the most miserable coup attempt had been experienced on the July 15, and condemning it intensely, cited that pro-junta people and coup plotters opened fire on the police, soldiers and the sons of the nation, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the state institutes and organizations; and martyrized the innocent people.
Emphasizing that kind of attempt have never been faced in the history of Turkey and no blood had been spilled in the past coups, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu went on: “Democracy is inextricable for our nation and they withstood in a severest manner by the police. I also witnessed that myself. I am really proud of our nation. No way for the coup, and it will never happen again. The citizens are waiting now in all squares. Is there anything like that you intent to take Turkey 100 years back! It is unacceptable to do those kinds of attempts with the order of the uncertain people, with the order of a person who live in America, with the order of FETÖ terrorist organization. Nothing like that! Who are you servicing? What are you doing for?”
The Minister Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu, remarking that Turkey covered a lot of ground within 14 years, stressed the nation, the goverment and the state will never be collapsed and the coups will never be allowed again. Telling he visited the people injured during the coup attempt and was affected very much at that moment, Eroğlu wished the God’s mercy and grace for the martyrs and quick recovery for the injured. Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu indicated that the coup attempt was repulsed by virtue of the nation and made that assessment: “We owe a debt of gratitude to our glorious nation. There is no nation like that. Heroic nation. I applause our nation from here. Moreover, the matter I am proud of is that 79 million people of the nation as a whole, having whichever political views, said stop to the military coup. This is also very important. All political parties repugnated to the coup attempt, as well.”
Hydroelectric Prevents 11 Billion Dolar “Natural Gas” Exportation
Mentioning the studies executed related to the climate change in his speech, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu drew the attention on that the biggest effect of climate change was on the water resources.
Citing that clean and renewable energy sources have been immediately put in place within the framework of the studies and hydroelectric energy had the biggest share for that, Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu went on his speech: “Some protest the hydroelectric energy but it should be contemplated in detail. They should decide that not based on the memorization but by scrutinizing. They should not lash out. If they reconsider the situation without any impact of some other countries’ wish that “Turkey be incessantly dependent for energy, they will find out tat hydroelectric energy is renewable and clean source. It doesn’t destroy the nature. We, indeed, gave a great importance to the subject for the reason of its renewability. When I was the General Director of DSI in 2003, we boosted the production potential from 26 billion kilowatt-hour to 91 billion kilowatt-hour. Namely, the required energy for one out of every three lightbulbs is met by hydroelectric energy during the rainy period, and one out of every four lightbulbs during the arid or average rainy periods. In this way, we prevent at least 11 billion dollar natural gas exportation pear year.
The Minister Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu indicated that the areas allocated for the Hydroelectric Power Plants (HPP) was commensurate with just a drop in a big ocean and said that 5 trees were planted in return for one tree cut down and HPPs also made a great contribution for the prevention of floods.
Pointing to the requirement for measures to be taken in advance related to the protection of water resources, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu expressed that an action plan has been preparing within this framework, which indicates the current and the future situation of water resources in 81 provinces.
Mentioning about the ongoing studies to meet the drinking water demand of the provinces, Prof. Eroğlu notified the Gerede Project for Ankara having 32 km drinking water tunnel which is the longest of the World would be finalized by the next year. Prof. Dr. Eroğlu cited that a permanent solution would have been found out in this way for Ankara till 2060.
“Water Saving” Measures for Big Hotels
Referring the 320 dams for the irrigation purposes and the applications for collecting water in the dams and the ponds, Prof. Dr. Eroğlu mentioned a new study was initiated on this issue. Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu said that: “Building dams under the ground, and collecting the water beneath the surface in addition to the surface constructions and feeding the ground waters, as well. Applying a second treatment to the discharge water of a treatment plant for the purpose of those in irrigation. We have already started to apply the latter. Furthermore, I am of opinion to already use the water in reservoirs after treatment which are collected as bathing waters etc. by using double network in the places like big hotels. Those are constructed by means of that project. In the coming future, we will have constructed networks on-premises as to be double. We have to do that in places using water plentifully. Because, most of the water comes from bathing, which are relatively clear. Reservoirs are the systems using the water mostly. Using that for those areas would lead to cover a lot of ground on the issue of water saving.”
Prof. Dr. Eroğlu mentioned that they focused on the target to construct 1071 dams, ponds and irrigation facilities until 31 December 2019 at 16:59 o’clock and when this happened it would be a world record.
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