NGO Statement on Khudoni Hydropower Plant Project


On October 15, 2013 the Georgian civil society organizations made a statement on planned Khudoni Dam project in Svaneti, Georgia. The organizations stress that high level officials, including Prime Minister and Minister of Energy neglect legal procedures on decision-making over the planned project, as well as exert pressure on competent authorities and project-affected communities. They …


Progress in Implementation of Certain Areas of ENP EU – Georgia Action Plan in Georgia for a Period December 1, 2011-October 31, 2013


This document shortly describes progress in implementation of certain priority areas defined under the ENP EU-Georgia Action Plan for the period of November 1 2012 – October 15 2013. The Parliamentary elections 2012, October 1 had and impact on environmental protection and sustainable development fields in Georgia, due to the fact that incumbent coalition “Georgian …


Growing solidarity with local communities in Georgia puts Khudoni dam in spotlight


Protests against the Khudoni mega-dam in Georgia are spreading beyond the local communities affected by the dam. [*] We recently reported how local opposition against the Khudoni hydropower plant project in Georgia is being stifled by government figures and how people were intimidated to avoid negative reporting on the subject. The native communities in the Svaneti region are protesting …


Green Alternative’s position on the construction of Khudoni HPP in Mestia Municipality, Zemo Svaneti


The position paper starts with reviewing social, economic and environmental concerns related to the planned Khudoni hydro power plant (hereinafter – Khudoni HPP) project, which prompt Green Alternative to oppose the project implementation in its proposed form. The paper continues with procedural violations detected during public consultation meetings organized by Trans Electrica company in Khaishi …