Tbilisi water supply improvement project

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The Tbilisi Water and Sanitation Utility (Tbiltskalcanali) owned by Tbilisi city council is experiencing a  large financial deficit that has led to insufficient maintenance and operation of the existing systems and  has not allowed the necessary asset rehabilitation and replacement. Download

The Tbilisi Water and Sanitation Utility (Tbiltskalcanali) owned by Tbilisi city council is experiencing a 
large financial deficit that has led to insufficient maintenance and operation of the existing systems and 
has not allowed the necessary asset rehabilitation and replacement. Download


Tbilisi public transport project

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The Tbilisi Transport system has become largely unsustainable since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Transport problems in a city of 1.5 million people existed even before, as the number of buses and electric transport facilities was not sufficient in Soviet times. The increased use of small microbuses that have replaced buses and trolley buses has had a …

The Tbilisi Transport system has become largely unsustainable since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Transport problems in a city of 1.5 million people existed even before, as the number of buses and electric transport facilities was not sufficient in Soviet times. The increased use of small microbuses that have replaced buses and trolley buses has had a negative impact on the air quality of Tbilisi. Download


Aggressive State Property Privatization policy or “Georgian-Style Privatization”

Aggressive State Property Privatization policy or “Georgian-Style Privatization”

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Internal US agency watchdog faults BP on BTC pipeline

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Today the Office of Accountability (OA), an internal compliance watchdog of the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), is expected to release a report confirming that BP failed to provide the government agency with critical information about the widespread cracking of anti-corrosion coating on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. Download

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Tbilisi Municipal Waste Management System

Tbilisi Municipal Waste Management System

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Oil addicts find new veins as BTC pipeline finally opens

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The day before state dignitaries, oil men and bankers from around the world gather for the grand launch party in Turkey of BP's more than one year delayed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, campaigners who have monitored the BTC project are charging BP and participating international financial institutions (IFIs) with failing affected communities and the local environment. …

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New Georgian dam plans poised to hit the environment and people’s pockets

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A roundtable discussion organised in Tbilisi today by Association Green Alternative and CEE Bankwatch Network marks the first step in the mobilisation of Georgian society to stop a destructive joint Georgian government-World Bank plan aiming to construct the 700 MW Khudoni Hydro Power Plant (HPP) at a cost of at least USD 500 million in …

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Beyond the pale: Myths and realities about the BTC development model

Beyond the pale: Myths and realities about the BTC development model  

Beyond_the_paleBeyond the pale: Myths and realities about the BTC development model  


BTC pipeline’s poverty reduction credentials rubbished by new report

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A new report out today reveals the real impacts of BP’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline and catalogues the Georgian people's unfulfilled hopes of increased welfare and development arising from BP’s billion dollar project, hopes which have been fuelled by project backers the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). "BTC Pipeline – …

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BTC pipeline scrutiny intensifies as problems increase

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Tbilisi (Georgia)/London (UK) Six weeks before the official opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline on October 27, campaigners from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the UK and Germany are launching the next phase of the international BTC Campaign. The campaign aims to intensify scrutiny of the fundamental environmental, social and human rights problems associated with the project. …

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