The Ukrainian authorities intend to finish building the dam on the North-Crimean channel, said permanent presidential representative to Crimea Anton Korinevich said, as the press service of the office wrote on February 17 on its Facebook page.
Korinevich visited Tavriysk town and met with the head of the North-Crimean Channel Management Sergey Shevchenko.
“The position of the representative office and management of the channel is unambiguous: no water to the Crimea until de-occupation,” Zelensky’s permanent representative said.
He noted that there are a number of issues on the strengthening of facilities. He also noted that these facilities on the one hand do not allow water to the Crimea from the Dnepr river, on the other hand contribute to land reclamation.
“We discussed issues important for the operation of the channel, in particular the need to complete building the dam on the 107th kilometer of the channel, which, on the one hand, eliminates the entry of water into the temporarily occupied Crimea, on the other hand – will significantly improve measures for melioration of the southern regions of the Kherson region,” Korinevich concluded.
The dam construction began six years ago, in the summer of 2015, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers allocated initial 53 million hryvnias for this purpose. At first it was assumed that the work would be completed in March 2016, then the deadline was postponed to 2017. However, the dam still stands unfinished.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency