New gas pipelines opened in Dmanisi and Marneuli regions of Georgia
New gas pipelines were opened in Marneuli and Dmanisi regions of Georgia on Thursday.
The SOCAR Georgia Gas has completed the construction of new gas pipelines in Gachagan settlement of Marneuli region and Gamarli settlement of Dmanisi region, a report released on the official website of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) said.
The opening ceremony was attended by SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, SOCAR Vice-Presidents Suleyman Gasimov and Badal Badalov, Georgian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Kakha Kaladze, Director General of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov.
Before the opening ceremony, Rovnag Abdullayev visited the educational centre in Dmanisi region named after Heydar Aliyev and presented Hyundai County bus to the centre.
The pipeline with 41.4 kilometres length, constructed in the village of Gachagan of Marneuli region, will allow connecting some 1,100 potential subscribers to the gas network.
The gas pipeline in Gamarli settlement of Dmanisi region, with a length of 12.6 kilometres, allows supplying 280 subscribers with natural gas.
The report also said that a gas network with a length of 647 kilometres was commissioned in Kvemo-Kartli region which is densely populated by Azerbaijanis and some 20,775 subscribers were provided with gas.
It is planned to construct 180 kilometres long gas pipeline and connect more 4,928 subscribers to the gas network till late 2013.
In 2009-2013 the SOCAR Georgia Gas constructed 3,663 kilometres of gas pipelines in Georgia and supplied some 184,906 subscribers with gas.
It should be noted that, SOCAR Georgia Gas which is a constituent part of SOCAR Energy Georgia was established in 2007.
On the basis of the agreement, which was signed with the Georgia's Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the company is carrying out the repairs of the old gas pipelines as well as the construction of new ones in various Georgian regions.