Two injured in clashes as special forces arrest hydropower protester near Tskaltubo

By | June 1st, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

Locals gather at Sakulia cemetery after the clash. TBILISI, DFWatch--At least two people were injured as protesters clashed with police in a village near Tskaltubo Tuesday evening. The clashes broke out as special forces arrived in the village of Sakulia in order to arrest a 29-year-old man for involvement in protests against the Namakhvani hydropower project. [...]

Turkish company cancels hydro electric project in Georgia

By | February 14th, 2012|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Work to construct one of the biggest hydro electric power stations in Georgia has been halted, after its Turkish investor pulled out. The Georgian government explains that the Turkish investor refused to go through with the project, and therefore a new […]

Mega dams will go ahead regardless

By | November 25th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Aleksandre Khetaguri, Georgia’s minister for energy and natural resources says two controversial hydropower projects in the west of the country will be built and there is no alternative. He had made this statement during question time in parliament Thursday. The minister saud the construction of the Khudoni and Namakhvani dams started during the [...]