TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is installing a monitoring system in Dariali Valley in the northern part of Georgia, which will provide a few minutes’ warning in case of landslide.
Last summer, the valley was hit by several massive landslides that took lives and twice cut the gas supply to Armenia.
The disasters were connected with Devdoraki glacier, which the devices will monitor.
The Environment Protection Ministry said Monday that the government has signed a contract with the Swiss company Geotest. Swiss experts will prepare a plan for how the geological monitoring will work.
According to the statement, specialists will select spots at which to locate devices for early warning.
Information provided in advance will enable the Environment Protection Agency to alert the public and react to landslides earlier.
Another concern the system will address is to secure the safe passage of traffic on the so-called military road in the northern part of Georgia.