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EBRD provides €28 million to reh
EBRD provides €28 million to
rehabilitate Georgia’s Enguri HPP
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is offering €28
million to help Georgia rehabilitate Enguri Hydro Power Plant (HPP).
The Enguri HPP is a hydroelectric dam on the Enguri River in western Georgia. It
is believed to be the world's second highest concrete arch dam, reaching a
height of 271.5 metres. The National Agency for Protection of Cultural Heritage
granted the Enguri arched dam the national status of cultural heritage for the
purpose of development of the country’s industrial capacity.
While the Enguri dam is under rehabilitation to make it a tourist zone, which
will include a scientific center, open concert space, components for extreme
sports, a glass elevator and other facilities, the new EBRD loan will also help
to improve the climatic conditions on the HPP territory.
The agreement was signed within the Enguri HPP Climate Resilience Upgrade
The project aims to make improvements to the Enguri HPP to alleviate critical
power shortages in Georgia at a low cost and to enhance the environmental
benefits of the Enguri HPP facility.
The project generally aims to:
Increase the availability of non-polluting renewable energy in the country; and
Improve operational safety of the Enguri power facility.
A Waste Separation Corner Opened
Georgia: EU supports modernisation
of Enguri hydro power plant
On 10 January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced
the allocation of a €28 million loan for the modernisation and rehabilitation of
the Enguri hydro power plant, the largest electricity supplier in Georgia.
An additional €7 million grant was allocated by the European Union and a
€450,000 technical cooperation grant was provided by the Austrian DRIVE fund.
These grants will support the establishment of a coordination initiative
covering the Enguri river valley and assist Georgia in its alignment with EU
The Enguri hydro power plant is located in the Enguri river basin, which
supplies 40 per cent of Georgia’s electricity and significantly contributes to
economic development and energy security.
It is expected that these investments will ensure the continued safe operation
of the plant, increase overall electricity production, enable climate resilience
upgrades and reduce CO2 emissions. It also allows Georgia to reduce its
dependence on electricity from fossil fuels and reduce the import of expensive
natural gas and increase energy security by replacing natural gas with renewable
EU announces new support to agri
EU announces new support to
agricultural sector in Georgia
The EU has announced the launch of a new agriculture development project in
Georgia under the third phase of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme
for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), implemented by the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The agreement for the five-year
long project was signed on 24 January in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
The €12 million project will aim to make Georgia’s agricultural sector more
competitive. This will be done by assisting farmers and rural entrepreneurs
through improved access to finance, better services and other support to
farmers, rural households, agricultural cooperatives and other rural small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also includes the provision of individual
grants to small farmers, rural entrepreneurs, cooperatives and SMEs for
investments to improve their overall competitiveness.
The project will also work to improve the capacity of the country’s Ministry of
Environment Protection and Agriculture to assist with effective policy-making
and implementation of the Strategy for Agricultural Development 2015-2020,
ENPARD said in a press release.
The EU is supporting rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD programme.
Implemented since 2013, the programme aims to reduce rural poverty in the
country. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the
potential of agriculture. The second phase focused on creating economic
opportunities for the rural population that go beyond agricultural activities.
Georgian Parliament Unveils Firs
Georgian Parliament Unveils First
Comprehensive Review of Gender Equality Legislation and Policies
The Georgian Parliament's review of gender inequality in legislation and policy
recommends policy and legislative changes to help stop sexual harassment and
violence against women, effectively fight discrimination, increase women's
participation in government, and economically empower women, among other
Nine fields of Georgia’s legislation and policy were analysed for their
compliance to the principles of gender equality. The baseline research Gender
Equality in Georgia: Barriers and Recommendations was carried out by the Gender
Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with support from the United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of Sweden, under the UN
Joint Programme for Gender Equality, and the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and East-West Management Institute, under the
USAID-funded initiative Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG).
Key findings of this comprehensive study were released on January 30, 2018, at a
conference attended by representatives of the Georgian Government, Parliament,
civil society and international organizations.
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