Georgia suffered up to EURO 0.5 billion worth of environmental damage
By M. Alkhazashvili
Wednesday, September 3As 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.