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Issuing compensation to the population affected by the disaster in Kakheti starts on January 212013-01-21 13:42
Issuing monetary compensation to the victims of the disaster in the spring and summer of last year in the region of Kakheti starts on January 21, the IA Regnum reported. According to the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, 95 million lari (about $ 58 million) has been allocated for this purpose. 28,500 affected families will receive compensations depending on the size of the damage.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the chairman of the commission engaged in estimation of the damages, the Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Tengiz Shergelashvili, the first urgent work to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and providing the population with adequate housing in the winter period have been completed.
Recall, last week, residents of the Georgian town of Gurjaani, affected by the disaster in the summer of 2012, held a protest demanding payment of the previously promised compensation.
According to the participants of the protest, they cannot proceed with the spring sowing due to problems in obtaining compensation.
Earlier, on July 19, last year, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili stated the members of the government should consider the issue of compensation to the families whose agricultural land had been affected by the strong winds and hail.