Chiatura mines

Under-staffing indicated as cause of miner’s death in Chiatura

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 53-year-old man died in an accident in a manganese mine in Chiatura on Saturday. Paata Ghavtadze died from injuries while leaning out of the locomotive he was driving in the poorly-lit Itkhvisi mine in the mining town in the Imereti region in central Georgia. […]

Georgian Manganese loses lawsuit over GEL 200 million tax penalty

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The company Georgian Manganese, which owns manganese mines in Chiatura and a ferro-alloy plant in Zestaponi, lost a court case against the government on Tuesday and must pay a 200 million laris (USD over  88.2 million) tax penalty […]

Laid off Chiatura miners demand help from government

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Tamaz Dolaberidze/Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Mine workers in Chiatura, a town in western Georgia, are protesting against a decision by their employer, Georgian Manganese, to halt mining work for four months due to failing demand. The workers have been temporarily laid off for […]

Georgian Manganese halts mining work due to failing market demand

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Manganese is temporarily shutting down its mines western Georgia for four months due to a low demand for manganese. GM owns the mines in Chiatura, a mountain town in the western Imereti province. According to a statement issued […]