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Four Georgian villages lit up after 27 years without power

Wednesday, June 22
By the end of this year, there will be no village in Georgia without an electricity supply.

As of today, there are four villages in Georgia without electricity and they are all located in western Georgia’s mountainous Lentekhi municipality.

In several months’ time people living in these villages will be able to flick a switch to turn on a light or press a button to turn on their TV. Soon these four villages will be connected with power for the first time in 27 years.

The power supply will be provided to these villages as part of the governmental program Electricity to Each Village.

The Government started implementing this program in 2013. Special research was conducted to identify all villages without electricity and developed a plan of setting up transmission poles and other necessary infrastructure.

Since 2013, the project has connected 25 villages with electricity for the first time in no less than 20 years.

The Energy Ministry said 6.5 million GEL had been allocated for this project.

The Ministry said the last four villages would "light up” by February 2016 at the latest. (