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Russia's first seawater desalination plant will be built in Crimea

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Russia's first seawater desalination plant will be built in Crimea


Photo credit: the press service of the Krasnodar Territory Administration

The construction of the first seawater desalination plant, which will help solve the problem of water shortage in Crimea, is planned in the village of Frunze. The head of the region, Sergei Aksyonov, said that thanks to the construction of installations, it would be possible to abandon the schedule of drinking supplies in Simferopol and other settlements of the Crimea by the end of next year, TASS reports.

A severe drought and water blockade imposed by Ukraine in 2014 led to a shortage of fresh water this year. After the return of Crimea to Russia, Kiev blocked the movement of water along the North Crimean Canal, through which up to 90% of the volume needed by Crimea was supplied to the peninsula. In October, the Russian Government developed a plan according to which over the next four years Crimea will receive more than 300,000 cubic meters of water per day.

Starting from September 7, residents of Simferopol and nearly 40 settlements receive water on an hourly basis. The term for the construction of the desalination plant, according to the head of Crimea, will take about 14 months, this period also includes the work on laying a water supply system.

Sergei Aksyonov said that for a start, it is planned to assemble two installations, giving 20,000 cubic meters of water per day. According to information from the Crimean authorities, the desalination plant will be built within the framework of the federal target program (FTP) for the development of Crimea and Sevastopol.

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