Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.18 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
By 2012, the Kolkheti Valley will be drained, the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a meeting with agronomists in Kakheti.
According to him, the valley has a large amount of land that can be used for growing export crops.
"The communists drained the valley in their time, but 15-20 percent of the territory once has again become a marsh. At this time we will drain the area by modern technology," Saakashvili said.
He also stressed that no uncultivated land should be in Georgia.
According to him, still there is a large amount of uncultivated land due to the fact that "in Shevardnadze's time land fell into the hands of prosecutors, ministers, who are now "sitting" on it and waiting for the prices to rise in order to profitably sell them."