Infrastructure Minister shares Georgia’s vision of “proper” water management to UN Water Conference

  • Georgian Infrastructure Minister Irakli Karseladze on Wednesday took the stage at the United Nations Water Conference to speak about the importance of “proper” management of water resources. Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure

Agenda.ge, 23 Mar 2023 - 12:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Infrastructure Minister Irakli Karseladze on Wednesday took the stage at the United Nations Water Conference to speak about the importance of “proper” management of water resources and alignment of global goals with the Georgian Government's Vision 2030 development strategy.

The Ministry of Infrastructure on Thursday said Karseladze joined officials from about 200 countries and organisations taking part in the Conference in New York between Wednesday and Friday.

In his address, Karseladze said his Government was aiming to ensure 24-hour water supply to all cities of Georgia by 2025. He said that projects were currently underway in about 200 locations of the country. 

Last year alone, 140,000 beneficiaries were provided with 24-hour water supply. It is planned to provide uninterrupted water supply to 200,000 beneficiaries in 2023, and 500,000 beneficiaries in the next three years”, he said.

Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure

Karseladze emphasised a new law on water had already been developed to “protect and effectively use” water resources of the country, adding the legislation “meets all European principles and requirements”.

With the construction of the domestic East-West highway, development of transport infrastructure, planned construction of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port and implementation of the international Black Sea submarine electric cable project, Georgia is fulfilling the “important mission” of strengthening “physical connection” with Europe as well as the energy security of Europe and the South Caucasus region, he also pointed out.

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