Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 14 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) starts a new project entitled Energy Infrastructure Development in Georgia. The project's launch was held in Kutaisi (West Georgia) today.
U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland, Georgian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Kakha Kaladadze, chairman of the board of governors of the Georgian State Electric System Sulkhan Zumburidze and representatives of USAID and TetraTech attended the ceremony.
The programme is being implemented as part of an agreement drawn up between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government in 2010.
One of the most important components is the reconstruction of the 220-kilovolt Senaki-12transmission line and redevelopment of the Mendzhi-220 and Tskaltubo-220 substations.