Christian Danielson Director-General for EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations  in Mardin

EU funded environment project benefits 400 000 people in Mardin

Thu, 25.10.2018 - 14:12

25/10/2018

 

The inauguration ceremony of the EU funded Mardin wastewater treatment plant will be held on Friday 26 October, with the participation of Director-General for the EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson, Director General for Environmental Management of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Mr Sebahattin Dökmeci and the Governor of Mardin Mr Mustafa Yaman.

 

The € 59 million worth project includes the construction of the wastewater treatment plants in the northern district of Yeşilli, and the southern one in Kızıltepe along with 178 kilometres of collector lines and the sewer networks. The two EU funded wastewater treatment plants in Mardin and its Kızıltepe district will serve 400,000 people living in the area. The construction of these infrastructure helps improve the living conditions of people living in Mardin as well as those living in and outside Turkey, in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin. The project, which helps protect public health in the region, will decrease the number of water borne diseases and will increase the quality to the EU and Turkish standards.

 

The overall EU funding for environmental projects in Turkey now exceeds €1 billion.

 

Date/ Time:    Friday, 26 October 2018, 14:30 hrs.

Venue       :     Kızıltepe Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kızıltepe, Mardin

 

 

For more information, please contact the Delegation:

Elif Ceyda Özden, Tel: (+90 312) 459 87 00, E-mail: elif.torcu@eeas..europa.eu

 

For press queries:

Miray Akdag, Press and Information officer of the EU in Turkey  Tel: (+90 312) 4598700; E-mail: miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu