SOCAR finishes another phase of Georgia's gasification

Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Kakha Kaladze and Director General of Azerbaijani company SOCAR Energy Mahir Mammadov got acquainted with the completed gasification works in Tianeti settlement and symbolically lit a torch in the center of the settlement.

SOCAR Georgia Gas carries out the gasification of Tianeti in two stages, Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister told Trend on Wednesday. Currently the works that are envisaged by the first stage are complete. These works provide the construction of 11-kilometer gas pipeline in the direction of Tianeti. This will allow 301 potential subscribers to connect to the common network.

To date, a network of 496.4 kilometers has been built in the regions of Shida Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti and 16,500 subscribers were provided with gas. The company plans to build 625 kilometers long gas pipeline in these regions by the end of this year. After the completion of construction some 20,872 subscribers will connect to the network.

By late 2014 over 86,000 families throughout Georgia will be provided with gas in accordance with the plan that was developed by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and gas distribution companies.

After the implementation of the plan additional 52 villages will be supplied with gas and tens of millions of lari will be invested in the construction of new infrastructure.

Adapted from TODAY.AZ