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Georgian Vice Speaker sees threat to Abkhazia in Rosneft2009-12-28 16:48
Paata Davitaya, the Vice Speaker of Georgian Parliament, believes that the two wells in Gudauta and Ochamchira regions of Abkhazia,[Russian Rosneft working on them] will create ecological threat to Abkhazia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Davitaya demanded the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia to react on the Rosneft's activities in the area.
On December 24th Vadim Ivantsov, the director general of Rosneft-Abkhazian Shelf, and Kristina Ozgan, the Minister of Economy of Abkhazia, signed agreement on conditions of studying deposits in the Black Sea in Gudauta area.
According to Sergey Bogdanchikov, Rosneft president, the investments will exceed RUB 15 bn, the prospecting works will involve 3900 square kilometers.
Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of Abkhazia, considers the project very profitable for Abkhazia. "The coming of Rosneft to Abkhazia means serious investments and working places. Besides, it's a stable supply of oil products."