Waste water plants to increase in Turkey
The Turkish Ministry of Environment granted around 26.6 million Turkish Liras to 159 waste water facilities of the municipalities last year. AA photoThe Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning announced that it granted around 26.6 million Turkish Liras to 159 waste water facilities of the municipalities across Turkey in 2012, adding that its support to such facilities would increase, in a statement yesterday.
The ministry has paid 50 percent of the energy bills of such facilities of the municipalities, and the “lion’s share” of the ministry’s investments on environmental affairs was to the water and waste water facilities.
The ministry provided various waste water services to 72 percent of the municipalities, around 45 million people, in 2012 although it could do this to 35 percent.
“We aim to increase this rate to 85 percent by 2017, and to 100 percent in 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic,” the statement said.
The ministry also aims for all municipalities across the country to have a waste water facility by 2023.
While the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning gave waste water services to 248 of 3,227 municipalities from its 145 facilities a decade ago, it gave such services to 530 of 2,950 municipalities from its 412 facilities, and aims to reach 555 municipalities by the end of 2013, according to the statement.