Another important step has been taken in Rahmanlar Dam, which will meet the drinking water requirement of Ödemiş, one of the largest districts of İzmir and also supply water to agricultural lands in Küçük Menderes Plain. The physical realization of the dam of which body fill has been completed has generally reached a level of 80%.
Emphasizing that a filling of 3 million 250 thousand m3 has been done in Rahmanlar Dam, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said: "We are planning to start body coating works for the rockfill dam front side of which is concrete-covered and also to keep water in the dam next year."
14,340 DECARES OF AGRICULTURAL AREAS WILL MEET WATER
Underlining that approximately 9 million 360 thousand m3 of drinking water will annually be provided to Ödemiş with the completion of the dam, Minister Pakdemirli said: "We will also supply water to 14,340 decares of fertile agricultural lands in Küçük Menderes Plain thanks to this dam.
THE FARMERS WILL EARN 13 MILLION 495 THOUSAND LIRAS MORE ANNUALLY
Stating that there would be significant increases in the earnings of the farmers in Ödemiş after the agricultural lands would meet with modern irrigation systems, Minister Pakdemirli said: "Irrigation costs will decrease as the product diversity and efficiency increase in the region. Thus, the regional producer will earn an average of 13 million 495 thousand liras more each year."