Rustavi, Georgia: Georgian Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Otar Shamugia held talks about environmental protection with heads of large enterprises operating in Rustavi.
At the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of the implementation of environmental obligations set out by the legislation on environmental protection in order to improve the ecological situation of Rustavi.
It was noted that most companies fulfil certain obligations according to the developed plan.
“Active legislation would require companies to monitor the release of harmful substances into the air and provide them with the appropriate equipment, which will improve air quality indicators. At the meeting with the heads of enterprises, we discussed already implemented measures. Some progress is being made, but the work commenced must be completed; the companies must comply with all statutory obligations. We are constantly monitoring this process,” Otar Shamugia said.
As the Chairman of the Association of Georgian Manufacturers, Mariana Morgoshia, noted at the meeting, member companies of the association are responsible for fulfilling their legal obligations.
“Companies are in the implementation stage, and important steps have been taken. We hope that in the summer, virtually all companies will have a new system implemented, on the basis of which the enterprises will meet environmental standards”, said Mariana Morgosia.
Most of the enterprises in Rustavi have begun to fulfil their obligations. Entrepreneurs work closely with the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture.
The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, together with the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Parliament and Local Government, in Rustavi, monitored enterprises several times, within the framework of which four large companies inspected and studied law enforcement and obligations regarding atmospheric air protection.