Georgia plans to improve water supply in five cities
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
More than 110,000 people in five cities of Georgia will receive better water supply this year, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Maya Tskitishvili said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
She made the remark at the economic conference 'Georgia and the World 2020', organized by The Economist’s annual edition 'The World in 2020' and Georgian Ministry of Economy in Tbilisi.
“This year, work is being completed in Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Abasha, Chiatura, Jvari, as a result of which over 110,000 people will be able to get better water supply. The next step will be to improve this infrastructure," the minister said.
According to Tskitishvili, the issue of water supply is still a challenge for Georgia.
"Over the years, we have made tremendous progress in the field of creating water infrastructure. But investments in the water supply sector were insufficient, since Georgia has already implemented many projects to develop infrastructure in other sectors," Tskitishvili said.
According to Tskitishvili, in 2019, the budget of the water distribution company was increased by 30 percent compared to 2018.
The minister also spoke about the need to create sanitary infrastructure in tourist areas. According to the minister, representatives of private business in this industry should also pay attention to the development of the tourism infrastructure in the country.
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