According to the Bank's website, this project finances reinforcement of the national power grid and enhancement of investment in the national energy sector. This will include: (1) construction of a 500kV overhead line Tskaltubo-Akjaltisikhe-Tortum (2) construction of North Ring (3) reinforcement of the transmission infrastructure in the Guria region (4) reinforcement of the transmission infrastructure in the Kakheti region.
Physical displacement will be caused by the construction of the North Ring (Nenskra to Mestia and Lajanuri to Tskaltubo). Construction will also pass through the Svaneti Important Bird Area causing habitat loss.
The Borrower is Georgia. The loan proceeds will be on-lent to GSE, a state-owned transmission network owner and operator
The Borrower is Georgia. The loan proceeds will be on-lent to GSE, a state-owned transmission network owner and operator.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD
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