On November 9, PMCG held two public meetings in Baghdati municipality to present and exchange opinions about the construction and operation of the sewage system and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serving the city of Baghdati.
During the corresponding meetings, PMCG presented the preliminary document covering the project’s environmental and social impact assessment to local stakeholders and collected their feedback. Moreover, the community was informed thoroughly about the design and purpose of the project, and they provided insightful responses about various aspects of the project plan taking into account the local context.
The meetings were held as part of the “Communal Infrastructure for Environment and Tourism Improvement” project funded by the KfW Development Bank. Its goal is to improve the living standards of the inhabitants of four Georgian municipalities, namely Baghdati, Vani, Samtredia, and Kazbegi, by enhancing the supply of hygienic drinking water and ensuring environmentally safe sanitation infrastructure.
The Environmental Information and Education Centre of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia arranged the meetings, which were attended by representatives of the LEPL National Environmental Agency, Fichtner, the municipal government of Baghdati, and the local population. All interested residents were welcome to attend.