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Libya's Man-Made River to Flow for 200 Years

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TRIPOLI, LIBYA

— Libya's Great Man-Made River Project could supply water for over 200 years — four times as long as originally estimated, officials say.

The original plan for the project was based on a total period of 50 years. But new research shows that the available water reserves in the south of the country could give the project a lifespan of two centuries.