Libya in Nuclear Deal to Avert Water Crisis

13 Aug 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TRIPOLI, LIBYA
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- In Libya, where water is almost as valuable a commodity as oil, the announcement that France will sell Libya a nuclear reactor to provide drinking water from desalinated seawater has been welcomed. The agreement, with an undisclosed price tag, was signed by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi last month. The deal is an important one for Libya. Ninety-five of the country is covered by desert and only 2 percent of the land is suitable for agriculture. Moreover, crippling water shortages has hampered economic and human development, with Libya dependent on imports to satisfy food requirements...

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