Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili instructed Economy Minister Natia Turnava and Agriculture Minister Levan Davitashvili to visit Tsageri municipality and meet the locals to deal with the questions that arise about Namakhvani HPP construction.
PM asked the Cabinet committee to hold parliamentary hearings on the issue.
“There are questions that should be solved comprehensively and professionally. Energy security, energy independence are Georgia’s main priorities,” PM added.
The Human Rights Training and Monitoring Center (EMC) said March 3 that Namakhvani HPP construction poses several risks to the country.
After studying the contract conditions, EMC stressed that the agreement between the Georgian government and the Turkish company ENKA Renewables Ltd is favourable for the investor.
The Georgian government and ENKA Renewables Ltd signed a perpetual build-own-operate agreement back in 2019. ENKA has been awarded the rights to develop, construct, own and operate the Namakhvani HPP Cascade Project in Georgia.