New power plant commissioned in Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct.16
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Kazbegi hydro power plant was put into operation in the north of Georgia on Oct.16.
The commissioning ceremony was attended by Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze who said that the plant was constructed by using domestic investments.
He said the implementation of such projects allows to strengthen the economy of the country's regions, reduce the migration level and provide the population with job opportunities.
"Kazbegi power plant will probably allow to resolve such acute problem as the migration of population from the mountainous regions. At the same time, it will promote the creation of favorable social conditions for the population," the minister said.
Kaladze said the total capacity of Georgia's power supply system will increase as a result of commissioning of the Kazbegi power plant.
"We should realize that all sectors of economy, all projects in this sphere are interrelated and the joint efforts will ensure the country's development," Kaladze added.
The installed capacity of Kazbegi plant is equal to six megawatts.
Previously, some environmental NGOs and Georgia's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection spoke against the construction of this power plant.