Georgia's energy independence is directly related to Enguri Dam and the construction of other HPPs, we should think about this when we talk in a little bit simple and superficial manner that hydroelectric power plants can harm nature, said the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili during her visit to the Samegrelo region, at the arch dam of Enguri HPP.
"Now, the restoration of Enguri HPP as an industrial-tourist point has begun, it was already visited by 20,000 tourists this year. This unusual place on the Svaneti road will probably become one of the important tourist points.
Enguri HPP is of great importance for our country, not only as a building and a dam, it is actually our real bridge with Abkhazia, because it is jointly managed and it is probably the only common economic activity of its kind. This is what still unites us today and what has a very big future.
At the same time, Enguri HPP is very important for the economy of Georgia, 40% of our energy production comes from it, which means that the energy independence of Georgia is directly related to Enguri HPP and the construction of other HPPs. We have to think about this when we talk in a little bit simple and superficial manner that hydropower plants can harm nature.
Let's take a look at the nature here, how rich it is, how rich the potential of Enguri HPP is, how much Georgia needs this potential and how much this bridge is needed for us and the Abkhazians to be together in the future", said the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili.