|Government of Georgia
On Giorgi Gakharia's Instructions, an Emergency Headquarters has been Set Up in Racha To Ensure the Swift and Coordinated Cleanup of the Consequences of the Disaster
On the instruction of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, an emergency headquarters has been set up in Racha to ensure the swift and coordinated cleanup of the consequences of the disaster. The headquarters will be headed by Levan Kvatadze, deputy governor of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region.
Heavy equipment is involved in the disaster cleanup operations. At the moment, a bypass road has already been constructed at one of the damaged sections of Mamisoni Pass. Additional equipment is being deployed, though the work is hampered by difficult terrain. According to preliminary information, 10 bridges have been damaged as a result of the disaster; the main road has collapsed in eight places, as have several sections of the road leading from Oni to Shovi and inner rural roads. Twelve units of equipment - excavators, bulldozers - have been mobilized in the disaster zone. In case of necessity, five additional units of heavy equipment that are available in the region will become involved in the disaster cleanup operations.
Temporary water supply has been restored to the residents of Oni Municipality. The 400 households that were left without water due to the damaged water distribution network are receiving cisterns of drinking water.
In accordance with the instructions of the Prime Minister, the damage caused by the disaster must be eliminated as soon as possible and the problems faced by the population must be resolved in a timely manner.
Press Service of the Government Administration