Georgia's largest port in flood alert

If the authorities do not act immediately to bring dam on the River Rioni back to a normal state, then the major part of Poti including the port will face a threat of total flooding

Georgia's largest port in flood alert

World Bulletin / News Desk       

Georgia's largest sea port Poti, is facing a threat from flooding. The dam on the River Rioni not far from Poti went out of commission, Georgian Public Broadcaster reported.

This dam protects the city from floods and also serves as a bridge.

Experts recently studied the state of the dam and came to an alarming conclusion. If the authorities do not act immediately to bring this facility back to a normal state, then the major part of Poti including the port will face a threat of total flooding.

Local authorities and experts stated that around 18 million lari is necessary for the immediate repair of the dam and the work on raising this sum has already begun.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 13:17
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