Expanding Access to Gas Lines for Rural Georgians

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and his administration presented a new plan in yesterday’s parliamentary session for expanding access to natural gas lines throughout Georgia.

Currently, a large portion of the country relies on burning wood or electricity to heat water, heat their homes, and for cooking purposes. From January 1 – September 1, 2018, more than 11 thousand subscribers have been added to the gas network in 53 rural settlements.

By 2020, the goal is to have 1.3 million households in the natural gas network. In the plan presented, the government pledges to find additional financing for gasification, but does not specify what funds will be covered.


By Samantha Guthrie

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14 September 2018 19:16