Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.23 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
A mini-hydropower plant with capacity of 70 kW has been built in the Chiora village in the Oni district of
Georgia. It will be able to produce 400,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day, which is enough to meet the village's needs.
The Minister of Ecology Goga Khachidze, Deputy Head of UNDP Inita Paulovica and Governor of the Racha-Lechkhumi David Gagoshidze inspected the plant.
The hydropower plant was built with financial assistance from the Government of Norway and participation of the UN Development Programme. The project costs $100,000.
Within this project it is planned to rehabilitate the 300-kilowatt power lines Khani-2 in the Nergeti village in the Baghdati region and construction of the 500-kilowatt hydropower plant in the Pshaveli village in the Telavi region. Both stations will be commissioned in 2011.