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World's Largest Irrigation Project Ever.

$70 Trillion worth of Fresh Water basins in libya - Libya's Blue gold 
* In Libya there are four major underground basins, these being the Kufra basin, the Sirte basin, the Morzuk basin and the Hamada basin, the first three of which contain combined reserves of 35,000 cubic kilometres of water. 
These vast reserves offer almost unlimited amounts of water for the Libyan people. 
* In the 1960s during oil exploration deep in the southern Libyan desert, vast reservoirs of high quality water were discovered in the form of aquifers. 
* Thus Gadaffi, started the construction for the Phase I of the $25 Billion "Great Man made River Project" in 1984. 
The Great Man-Made River (GMR) is a network of pipes that supplies water from the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world's largest irrigation project.
As of now, almost all three phases has been finished by the Libyan administration .
* It carries more than five million cubic metres of water per day across the desert to coastal areas, vastly increasing the amount of arable land. The cost of one cubic meter of water equals 35 cents. 
The cubic meter of desalinized water is $3.75. 
* Scientists estimate the amount of water to be equivalent to the flow of 200 years of water in the Nile River.
More Info: www.puretechltd.com 
Produced by: Pure Technologies 
Year: 2011
Language: English



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