Members of the Business Association of Georgia and the management of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia discuss planned amendments to the law on atmospheric air pollution
22 Jan '21
Members of the Business Association of Georgia met with the Minister of Environment and Agriculture, Levan Davitashvili, to discuss the planned amendments to the law on atmospheric air pollution.
At the meeting, the representatives of the Ministry introduced to the members of the business association a bill on improving the self-monitoring of emissions of harmful substances into the air by enterprises, which includes the introduction of a continuous monitoring system of emissions and appropriate enforcement mechanisms; The meeting also discussed the list of activities and substances to which the new requirements will apply.
According to Irakli Nozadze, Chairman of the Environment Committee of the the Business Association of Georgia, "it is important for the government to take into account the pandemic situation and give the business a reasonable time to make the above changes, as it requires both additional financial and human resources."
The meeting was attended by the President of the Business Association, Soso Pkhakadze, who focused on the interests and expectations of member companies:
"We hope that the Business Association and the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture will agree on a position acceptable to both sides, as due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic, it is important for the government to take into account the needs of the business sector, which contributes to the country's stable economic growth and development." "- said Soso Pkhakadze.