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20 Jun 2015 description

In the wake of the deadly flood last weekend in Tbilisi, the government is considering set of measures to increase safety along the Vere river channel including installing early warning systems and resettlement plan from high risk zones, PM Irakli Garibashvili said.

“It was a big shock,” he said in an interview with the Tbilisi-based Imedi TV late on Friday night about the flood that killed at least 19 people from the night of June 13 to June 14; three people remain missing.

16 Jun 2015 description

Damage caused by the deadly flood in Tbilisi is “quite substantial and may reach 100 million lari” (about USD 45 million), said PM Irakli Garibashvili on June 16 while visiting some of the worst hit areas on June 16.

“We are actively working with donors, various international organizations… and we hope that donor organizations will help us to address these problems. We will prepare specific projects and submit to donors to address immediate needs,” PM Garibashvili said on June 16.

25 Aug 2014 description

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 Aug.'14 / 20:46

It will take at least two weeks to restore portions of road linking Georgia with Russia, which were damaged by a landslide that hit the Dariali gorge close to the Kazbegi-Zemo Larsi border crossing point late on August 20, Georgian officials said on Friday.

19 May 2014 description

18 tonnes of diesel fuel was supplied by the Russian side to Georgia to secure uninterrupted work of heavy equipment, cleaning up the area cut off by landslide in the Dariali gorge, the Georgian Interior Ministry said on May 19.

16 Oct 2013 description

Monica Ellena, Tbilisi / 15 Oct.'13 / 23:31

On October 8 the Georgian government signed an agreement with an unnamed “international donor” for almost GEL 500,000 million to build a total of 6,783 flats for internally displaced persons.

23 Jul 2012 description

Households affected by heavy rains, strong wind and hail will be divided into three categories depending on level of damage inflicted and receive financial compensations ranging from GEL 300 to GEL 1,500, PM Vano Merabishvili said on July 20.

23 Jul 2012 description

The authorities have started repairing damaged roofs, cleaning up roads, restoring power lines and distributing food items, diesel fuel vouchers and pesticides to locals in Kakheti, heavily hit by the heavy rains, strong winds, hail and flooding overnight on July 19, which wreaked havoc on housing and crop lands in this eastern region of Georgia, as well as in some other provinces of the country.

14 May 2012 description

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 May.'12 / 23:58

Flood recovery needs in Tbilisi is estimated in the range of about GEL 2-3 million (about USD 1.2-1.8 million), Gigi Ugulava, the capital city's mayor, said on May 14.

"Some funds will be allocated from the central [state] budget and we also have to request the [Tbilisi City Council] Sakrebulo to increase reserve fund. At least 2-3 million Lari will be required for the works that have to be done. We should spare no efforts in order to provide assistance to each an every person who needs help," Ugulava said.

20 Jun 2011 description

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 19 Jun.'11 / 22:17

Damage caused by the largest mudslide in at least fifty years at the Rikoti pass in central Georgia will probably be more than GEL 10 million (about USD 6 million), Prime Minister Nika Gilauri said on Sunday.

Four people were killed and two are missing as the result of mudslide, which damaged key road at a two-kilometer tunnel in Rikoti pass linking eastern Georgia with the western part of the country.

27 Feb 2010 description

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Feb.'10 / 13:34

Kazbegi-Zemo Larsi border crossing point was closed down in July, 2006 Kazbegi and Zemo Larsi checkpoints will resume starting from March 1, 2010, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on February 26.

With two other border crossing points in breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Georgia considers Kazbegi-Zemo Larsi border checkpoint as the only legally operating land crossing point between the two countries.

No Georgian visas will be available at the border crossing point.

06 Jan 2003 description

Resumption of the Rail Communication Between Russia and Abkhazia Hinders the Peace Process