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Georgia suffered up to EURO 0.5 billion worth of environmental damage

By M. Alkhazashvili
Wednesday, September 3
As Environment Minister Irakli Ghvaladze has stated, Georgia suffered around EURO 0.5 billion losses during the Russian aggression. Huge areas of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and forests in Ateni Gorge and Kolkheti Valley National Park, to say nothing of Shida Kartli region agricultural areas, were seriously damaged.

In the unique Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park around a thousand hectares of forest were destroyed. Local fauna migrated to different areas. As the Minister explained, a more detailed assessment is now underway.