“We realize our share of responsibility to the public, we are ready to continue business discussions with all stakeholders,” special statement by construction firm ENKA
The construction company ENKA responded to today’s rally against the construction of Namakhvani HPP with a special statement.
“We would like to state with full responsibility that the opinion of both the residents of Rioni Gorge and each citizen of Georgia is important to us. We recognize our share of responsibility to the public and once again publicly declare our readiness to continue the business discussion with all stakeholders.
“We believe that the most important thing today is to use any business format, all opportunities for dialogue, so as not to leave unanswered any problematic questions and based on facts and arguments to assure you that the Namakhvani project is a Georgian affair that serves the well-being of Rioni Valley residents and the country,” reads the statement.
People protesting the construction of Namakhvani HPP that is being built north of Kutaisi by a Turkish-Norwegian company, ENKA Renewables LLC, set up tents in the Republic Square in Tbilisi, saying that they will stay in the area until their demands are met. The government gave time for that until today, before 12:00, and when the ultimatum expired and the protesters are expected to announce their action plans.
“If our demands are not met, we will picket and paralyze the capital,” said Varlam Goletiani, one of the organizers of the rally.