Mountain Law to benefit 14 more villages in Georgia

Georgia's mountainous village Shatili. Photo by N.Alavidze/, 19 Apr 2018 - 14:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

The residents of 14 more villages can now enjoy special benefits guaranteed by the Mountain Law, announced the government of Georgia.

At today’s government meeting 14 more villages were recognised as high-mountainous settlements.

Upgrading the living standards of the populations of mountainous areas is one of the top objectives of the government, said Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

Fourteen villages have been added to the list of high-mountainous settlements, which means that many mothers with multiple children, doctors, and pensioners, along with the enterprises operating there, will enjoy additional concessions. Importantly, tens of thousands of households are already using these concessions, which is essential not only for keeping the local population there but also for returning people to mountainous areas", said Kvirikashvili.

The view of alpine Juta village. Photo: N.Alavidze/ 

These 14 villages are located in the following municipalities:

  • Chiatura
  • Sachkhere
  • Kharagauli
  • Borjomi
  • Marneuli
  • Kareli
  • Baghdati
  • Tkibuli

Earlier, the government announced plans to allocate 10 million GEL (about $4.12m/€3.31m*) for improving infrastructure and conditions for those living in rural Georgia in a bid to reduce migration from rural areas to the city.

*Currency conversions reflect National Bank of Georgia values as of today.