The government of Georgia has released a statement regarding the developments over the Namakhvani HPP construction.
“As assigned by the PM, the Ministry of Justice will study the contract signed with ENKA. Besides, the Justice Ministry will rent an international law company to check the compliance of the contract conditions with international practice.
As invited by the government of Georgia, a plenipotentiary representative of the EU Energy Association will engage in the mediation with NGOs. An international expert will study the HPP’s impact on the environment.
The government of Georgia will continue adjusting the contract conditions with the ENKA company. Shortly, the government will hold meetings with the company managers.
A moratorium of 9-12 months has been declared for the dam construction until the environmental, geological, and seismological studies are revised, and new proofs are provided.
The company will continue only preparatory work for infrastructure, as part of the incumbent construction permit,’’ the statement by the government of Georgia reads.
The government shows readiness for continuing the dialogue to discuss every single section of the agreement to avoid unanswered questions.
Police will de-install barriers from the Namakhvani HPP area and reduce the number of police officers.
Protesters will be allowed to choose places for holding demonstrations and setting tents in a legal framework.