Zurab Pataradze meets with German Federal Land Hesse Representatives

The Chairman of Ajara AR Government Zurab Pataradze met with the representatives of Hesse Federal State of the Federal Republic of Germany and WWF. The aim of the meeting was sharing intellectual, financial and technical experience due to the forestry development. The various projects will be implemented in the frames of cooperation.

Hesse Federal State of the Federal Republic of Germany is known with its experience in forestry sector. Institutional arrangement of Hessian forest management, functions distribution scheme between state, private and municipal structures is the best in Europe and sharing their experience by the Georgian side is very important. Moreover, 65% of the autonomous republic's territory is covered with forests.  

As was mentioned at the meeting, the role of the forestry sector is particularly important to provide social, ecological, economic and environmental balance as well as a public welfare. Thus, Georgian-German projects implemented in Batumi will play a great role with Georgian and German specialists.

‘I am pleased to be in Ajara. We have to cooperate for the development of environment, especially forestry and ecosystems, with which your country is particularly rich. There are many challenges. We talked about protection of forests, about their conservation and recreation. Tourism plays a great role in this. We hope our cooperation will be productive and will be developed positively’ - Carsten Wilke said.

Zurab Pataradze emphasized the importance of the forestry sector in the region. The Chairman talked about one of the most important projects ‘Alpine Garden’ in the resort Goderdzi that will contribute to the forestry tourism development.

The Chairman also talked about the WWF’s activities in Ajara and thanked its representatives.   

‘Very important meeting was held. We discussed the issues of our region’s development and possibilities of several projects’ implementation. I would like to thank the German side for their efforts in forestry development’ – Zurab Pataradze said.  




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