Flood does not pose threat to Azerbaijani village in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 26 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Flooding along the Kur River does not threaten the Azerbaijani village of Ahtakliya (Kvemo Kartli, eastern Georgia). The first phase of shore operations has already been completed.
The river recently changed course and flooded the outskirts after heavy rainfall. Flooding threatened about ten homes. Azerbaijanis living in the village left their homes and moved in with their relatives.
Special services were deployed to the area to reinforce the bank within three days, Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri and Regional Administration and Infrastructure Minister Ramaz Nikolaishvili said after visiting the area. Governor David Kirkitadze controlled the work.
Kirkitadze told Trend that it will be possible to rescue homes given the undertaking of decisive actions.
"Concrete temporary means of safety were laid out. This will be a temporary strengthening of the coast. The reserve fund will soon allocate funds for the construction of more permanent barriers to solve this problem," Kirkitadze said.