Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry.

Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry. Georgian Today After reforms enacted in 2007, the Georgian forestry sector is undergoing changes. The new Law of Georgia on Forest, being drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, will be presented to the Parliament in a couple of weeks. That’s according to Alexander Khetaguri, the …

Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry. Georgian Today

After reforms enacted in 2007, the Georgian forestry sector is undergoing changes. The new Law of Georgia on Forest, being drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, will be presented to the Parliament in a couple of weeks. That’s according to Alexander Khetaguri, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.


Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues.

Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues. Georgian Today The prospect of the second biggest hydro-power plant being constructed in Georgia (Khudoni) has spurred public controversy for the second time since 1979. In Soviet Georgia, construction was suspended as a result of a wave of national movements and the protests over environmental concerns in 1989.

Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues. Georgian Today

The prospect of the second biggest hydro-power plant being constructed in Georgia (Khudoni) has spurred public controversy for the second time since 1979. In Soviet Georgia, construction was suspended as a result of a wave of national movements and the protests over environmental concerns in 1989.


Dariali Gorge without Tergi River.

Dariali Gorge without Tergi River. humanrights.ge  Construction and operation of Dariali HES in Dariali Gorge will cause inevitable damage of the eco-system. Non-governmental organizations “Green Alternative” and “Stepantsminda” released this conclusion after the report of the project “Evaluation of the Impact on Natural and Social Environment” was discussed. 

Dariali Gorge without Tergi River. humanrights.ge 

Construction and operation of Dariali HES in Dariali Gorge will cause inevitable damage of the eco-system. Non-governmental organizations “Green Alternative” and “Stepantsminda” released this conclusion after the report of the project “Evaluation of the Impact on Natural and Social Environment” was discussed. 


Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement.

Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement. Democracy & Freedom Watch Khudoni would have been the second largest hydro power project in Georgia, after Enguri, Europe’s largest. But it was stopped by an environmental campaign over 20 years ago, in which former prime minister Zurab Zhvania played a central role.

Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement. Democracy & Freedom Watch

Khudoni would have been the second largest hydro power project in Georgia, after Enguri, Europe’s largest. But it was stopped by an environmental campaign over 20 years ago, in which former prime minister Zurab Zhvania played a central role.