Georgia’s new government not to build airport in Poti

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 25

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

An international airport will be built near the future Anaklia port.

At a final press conference held on Dec. 25, Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that the airport will not be built in Poti, because this project was completely unfounded.

"This area is a marshland and zone of migratory birds, so the airport will not be built there. It will be built near the Anaklia port," the minister said.

The administration of the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili lobbied for the airport project in Poti.

Translated by E.A.

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