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Tuesday, August 20
PM meets locals of Ureki

The Guria News agency reports that Georgian Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, met with the local population of the Ureki Black Sea resort and promised to assist [those affected by the recent heavy rain].

The press service of the local Ozurgeti municipality said in their official release that Ivanishvili also met with the governor of Ozurgeti municipality, Konstantine Sharashenidze where the sides discussed the problems caused by the natural disaster in Ureki and the ways of solution.

According to the official information, the worst post-storm situation was on Dumbadze Street where the ground floors of residential houses have been flooded; a landslide fell at Tsereteli Street and blocked the motorway.

“Based on the request of the municipality governor, the heavy equipment that is considered for constructing Natanebi-Ureki concert hall and belongs to the charity association ATU, has been mobilized at the zone of the disaster temporarily, thus the landslide has been immediately cleaned and transportation was restored,” it was explained in the press release.

Municipal rescue teams assisted the affected families during the night.

Improvement of the public infrastructure cannot only be ensured from the local budget; soon water and canalization problems in Ureki which have been underway for years will be solved to protect such large scale damage in case of flooding.