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"Water from the Blue Eye to Corfu", Ministry: There have been no discussions about such a project

"Water from the Blue Eye to Corfu", Ministry: There have been no

Following the news in the Greek media about the proposal of the Mayor of North Corfu, George Machimaris, for the transfer of water from the 'Blue Eye' to the Greek island, comes the reaction from the Ministry of Tourism.

According to her, the allegations raised are untrue. "The Blue Eye is a natural asset of Albania, which with the decisions of January 2022 has received a higher protection status, that of the" Natural Park "".

Full response:

"The Ministry of Tourism and Environment, based on some news spread in various media on an alleged technical proposal / memorandum of water supply with transfer of water from the Blue Eye to Corfu, clarifies: There is no such agreement and no there have been discussions about a similar project according to news spread by the media.

The allegations raised are untrue.

The Blue Eye is a natural asset of Albania, which with the decisions of January 2022 has received a higher protection status, that of the "Natural Park" with an area increased to 293 hectares, to better protect the Natural Monument with the same name, which he bears inside the park. ”

Greek media said that the Mayor of Northern Corfu, George Machimaris, raised the issue of water transfer from Albania, to cope with the expected water shortage in the coming decades on the island of Corfu.

As stated in the preamble to his proposal:

"Water resources management is directly related and actively involved in both the economy and development, as well as the environment and is a prerequisite for any form of social development. With mathematical accuracy and taking into account both developments and the current situation in the coming years we will face the water crisis, a crisis that is dragging on with the same characteristics for more than 30 years in a row. With a sense of responsibility to our society, to our visitors, we present a technical proposal / memorandum for water supply with water transfer from the BLUE EYE of neighboring Albania, taking into account and utilizing the experience of the submarine pipeline that connects the Aegina water supply with EYDAP in Salamis, accumulated local government experience and existing studies such as the Polytechnic (1991),