Georgia establishes severe penalties for environmental pollution
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 24 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Environmental Protection Inspectorate will take tough measures against polluters of ecology. The inspectorate tightens control over the observance of the rules for air quality across the country, the Georgian Environment and Natural Resources told Trend.
According to the amendments to the Administrative Violations Code, individuals will be fined 200 lari (1.82 lari id $1) and legal persons, institutions and organizations - 1,000 lari for the ecology pollution (roads, rivers, parks, playgrounds, car parks, markets and other public places) and for violation of the treatment rules. In the case of repeated violations, physical entities will be fined 500 lari and legal - 3.000 lari.
Regarding this, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Goga Khachidze will hold a special briefing today, where he will inform the public about the tightening of rules.
Previously, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili initiated to establish tough penalties after his visit to the Adjara beaches, which were seriously polluted.
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