Georgia National Park concern

10 September 2001

NGOs have written to the World Bank complaining about the contradictions between its support for oil pipelines, harbours, refineries and oil terminals which may threaten a national park protected under a previous Bank loan.

In 1998 the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) agreed financial support to help manage the Black Sea coastline, including an area An IFC-backed new oil terminal in Supsa, just two kilometres from the Kolkhety Wetlands appears to threaten this because of water use and disposal.

The Bank has also been active in pressing through reforms helping to minimise the political risks of oil investment in Georgia for private investors. Association Green Alternative and CEE Bankwatch Network.

NGO letter to the World Bank

State of the environment, Georgia

World Bank Integrated Coastal Management Project