Landslide hazard detected in 700 locations in Tbilisi

Landslide hazard detected in 700 locations in Tbilisi

As per the spectral map of Georgia's capital Tbilisi, 25% of the city is in a hazardous area.

According to the head of the National Environment Agency of Georgia Merab Gaprindashvili, the map shows all threats, and the government will work on the Tbilisi General Urban Development Plan, Urban Planning, and all decisions on construction issues based on the document.

About 700 locations in Tbilisi are hazardous in terms of a landslide, but Gaprindashvili says the situation is not catastrophic.

He says the River Vere Ravine and its basin in total, all slopes, Sheshelidze Street, a street to Mukhatgverdi cemetery, and other areas are among the high-risk places.

As specialists say, the construction process has not been suspended in any of the geologically hazardous areas, adding Tbilisi City Hall must issue construction permissions more attentively and strictly.

Specialists continue working in the Vere Ravine in the areas facing a threat of flood. 

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