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ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATING IN THE POWER SECTOR: MOST PART OF PROPERTY TAX SHOULDREMAIN TO THAT LOCAL POPULATION, WHERE ENERGY OBJECT IS BUILT

Source: 
Sarke Daily News

The government has to pass in accelerated mode the decision that most part of property tax has to remain to local population in those regions, where construction of energy facilities is conducted, the organizations operating in Georgian power industry declare.

As they pointed, this sum should be used for development of these concrete regions. That will subsidize agriculture and settling of various social problems of local population, the organizations said.

At that, the investor will not refuse social responsibility and settling of infrastructure problems too, the organizations stated. They indicated that meaningful dialog and close communication with each family are necessary for that end.

The organizations said the mentioned in the statement, released in connection with events in the Pankisi Gorge (on April 21, protest of locals (Kists, densely populating the gorge) against construction of small hydroelectric station there turned into clashes with riot police units, brought in the gorge).

The statement is signed by heads of such organizations, as Energy Development Fund, Georgian Association for Renewed Energy Development, Georgian National Committee of High Dams, as well as representatives of “Peri” (the company, which subsidiary builds hydroelectric station in Pankisi) and “Silk Road Energy” and other organizations.

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