Political thinker and politician Muammar Gaddafi was a key figure in Libyan history. It's Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Al-Gaddafi to his complete name.
Although Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the late president of Libya, was widely seen as a tyrannical ruler, he oversaw the creation of the Great Man-Made River with money earned from oil riches. Over a hundred engineering firms from around the world worked on the five stages of construction.
More than 95% of Libya is covered by desert, making it one of the world's driest countries. There is an enormous lake beneath the sand, however. Muammar Gaddafi established the GMR in five stages using oil revenue to fund each level.
Only transitory wadis can be found in the Libyan desert, which lacks permanent rivers. That's why the country built the Great Man-Made River—largest Libya's "artificial river"—to deliver potable water to 90% of the population.
It is the world's largest irrigation project and consists of a network of pipelines that transport high-quality fresh water from ancient underground aquifers deep beneath the Sahara to the coast of Libya for domestic use, agriculture, and industry. The Great Man-made River.
Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System provides water to coastal cities like Tripoli and Benghazi via a network of underground pipelines in the Great Sahara Desert. It may be as far distant as 1,600 kilometers. The GMMR currently provides 70% of Libya's freshwater demands.
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