By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 10 April 2014:
Work has begun on an extension to the Man Made River (MMR), offering a new water . . .[restrict]supply to the Jalu oasis which has faced shortages in recent months.
Engineer for the MMR company Ibraheem Al-Sikran told the Libya Herald that work began on extension a week ago and would be completed over the next three months. “The pipeline will support the old pipeline and combat shortages,” he said. “The current pipeline divides into three parts and supplies Jalu along with Awjila and Jakharra,” he added.
The pipeline will be eight kilometres long and will be able to transport, at maximum capacity, 10,500 litres of water per day to Jalu.
Water supplies along the MMR from Jalu to Kufra were disrupted in early February after a missile attack on Sarir power station cut the power to the river’s pumps. While Sarir reopened at the end of Feburary, it is still operating at a reduced capacity.