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    Tbilisi’s public transport woes and faltering reforms

    Residents of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi have been struggling with the city’s beleaguered public transport network, related air pollution, road congestion and inadequate access to schools and workplaces for years. In the past decade, Tbilisi authorities with the involvement of international financial institutions, set out to improve the situation. Today however, despite the availability of funds, most of the old problems persist.
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    The cracks of Shuakhevi

    Water is leaking out of Shuakhevi hydropower plant’s recently reopened dam again. With three international financial institutions involved, who’s responsible for the safety of this USD 420 million project?
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    Saving ‘private’ Rioni: Georgia’s growing environmental protest

    In just a few months, a protest against a large dam on the Rioni River has grown from a handful of people in Lechkhumi, western Georgia into a national demonstration. On the International Day of Action for Rivers, 14 March, thousands of Georgians made history with the largest environmental protest in the country’s recent past.
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    Georgia and the Quest for Electrical Security

    Jesse Dylan Young from Johns Hopkins University, Global Policy School of Advanced International Studies, explored the energy system of Goergia, its shortcomings and future opportunities in his study “To Light the Lands”: Georgia and the Quest for Electrical Security." You can find the full text available here in English and its Georgian translation by Green Alternative.
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    Nenskra: new players, new risks

    More than a year after Salini Impregilo, a major construction company, mysteriously abandoned the Nenskra hydropower project before construction had even begun, new contractors are now said to have been hired to build Georgia’s biggest and most divisive hydropower project. According to South Korean media, Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) and Limak have won a USD 737 million tender to realize the Nenskra project.

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