No infrastructural works are planned in the landslide-hit Shovi. There are plans to plant a forest in that area instead, Papuna Margvelidze, the State Governor of Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti, told the GPB First Channel.
Margvelidze stated that more than 100 units of heavy equipment from the Ministry of Infrastructure are mobilized in the disaster area in Shovi, engaged in search efforts and restoration of damaged infrastructure. The ongoing activities include work on access roads, bridge rehabilitation, and preventive measures such as cleaning the beds of the Rioni and Chanchakha rivers.
“The working group has been established, involving representatives from the Ministry of Economy and various agencies, to explore the prospects for Shovi, considering its significant potential. The goal is to develop Shovi into a four-season resort and enhance its development in a safe place.
No infrastructure works will be planned in the area where the largest landmass has fallen, and instead, a forest is likely to be planted,” he said.
A deadly landslide struck Shovi resort on August 3. The bodies of 32 out of the 33 missing people have been found. The search for the one remaining missing child is still ongoing.