WATER transport from Greece can begin as soon as next month, the Chairman and CEO of Ocean Tankers Company, Michalis Ioannides, said yesterday at the ceremony for the signing of the contract between the company and the Water Development Department.
In statements following the ceremony of the contract signing, Agriculture Minister Michalis Polynikis hinted there may be a possibility of increasing the quantity of 8 million cubic metres of water that was agreed. "Our shortage is of 16 million cubic metres of water up to the end of year. The Greek government committed to grant us 8 million cubic metres.
Referring to the contract with Ocean Tankers, Polynikis declared that "we signed the contract that gives us the possibility of beginning the transport of the quantity of water that we agreed from Greece, the 8 million cubic metres, within the timeframe that we set, that is to say by June".
Ioannides declared that the company would honour the contract and make every possible effort so that the water from Greece "is here on time".
"The tankers will transport 50,000 cubic metres of water daily and the entire procedure will last 160 days," he added.
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