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The Georgian public is opposed to the construction of Namahvanskaya hydroelectric

2011-07-04 14:59

The Georgian public is opposed to the construction of Namahvanskaya hydroelectric. 19119.jpegA number of Georgian NGOs oppose the construction of the Namahvanskaya HPS. As the "Business-Georgia" reported, an environmental organization "Green Movement of Georgia - Friends of the Earth" has spread a special statement on this occasion.

"We consider it inadmissible to construct such cascade of hydropower plants as Namahvanskaya HPS in such a mountainous, seismically active region as Racha-Lechkhumi, where there are also a lot of unique karst caves, cultural and natural monuments, unique ecosystem with endemnymi flora and fauna species, which are standing on the verge of disappearance"- said in a statement.

The organization also called on Georgian authorities and public figures to be guided by the interests of present and future generations during the construction of hydroelectric, rather than short-term economic interests.

"We want to remind all about the third paragraph of Article 37 of the Constitution which clearly states that everyone have a duty to protect nature and cultural environment" - said the authors of the petition.

Recall, according to the project the construction of the cascade of Namahvanskaya hydropower 14 villages will be flooded.

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