Water Resources Minister Hadi Hinshir [Abubaker Alhanishri] said on Wednesday that the water supply in Tripoli would be restored by either Thursday night or Friday.
Pumping of the Man-Made River water from the south of Libya had started last Saturday, with water reaching Tarhuna and Misrata.
He added that 30 companies had been tasked with distributing water to hospitals, schools and mosques over 18 different regions, and said that LD 1 million had been set aside for the rental of trucks to transport water. There was also an emergency supply of about 100,000 cubic metres available at the Ain Zara reservoir.
According to a report from Libya Herald, the Minister said that there was a plan for a water reservoir at Sidi Sayeh to hold 24 million cubic metres, which would guarantee 30 days of water for Tripoli.
Additionally, there was a plan for a 500,000-m3 de-salinisation plant so that, together with the local water wells, Tripoli could have three different sources of water; plans for similar desalinisation plants in other cities are now under discussion.
(Source: Libya Herald)
(Picture: Great Man Made River, Credit: Danmichaelo)