07TBILISI1165, EMBASSY TBILISI’S 2007 AMBASSADOR’S FUND PROJECT

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07TBILISI1165 2007-05-18 12:43 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

VZCZCXYZ0008
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSI #1165 1381243
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181243Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6378
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 8040

UNCLAS TBILISI 001165 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR PRM/ECA 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREF PHUM GG
SUBJECT: EMBASSY TBILISI'S 2007 AMBASSADOR'S FUND PROJECT 
PROPOSAL 
 
REF: SECSTATE 27884 
 
1.  For the FY07 Ambassador's Fund for Refugees for Georgia, 
Post proposes the rehabilitation of the water supply system 
in Tsinubani village in the Pankisi Gorge.  Tsinubani village 
has a population of approximately 300 people, including over 
100 refugees, and currently lacks running water.  The project 
would rehabilitate the main water pipe leading to the village 
and install water taps throughout the village.  The Norwegian 
Refugee Council (NRC) in conjunction with the local 
construction company 'Nodaomi', will be our implementing 
partners.  NRC and Nodaomi have implemented successful 
Ambassador's Fund projects in the past, including 
rehabilitation of the Tsinubani village school in 2006.  The 
project will employ approximately 20 people, both locals and 
refugees. 
 
Project Description 
------------------- 
 
2.  The number of Chechen refugees has been decreasing in 
recent years, and there are currently between 1,300-1,600 
remaining in the Pankisi Gorge, down from nearly 7,000 in 
1999.  Tsinubani is an ethnically mixed village consisting of 
approximately 300 Ossetians, Kists, and Chechen refugees. 
The village is isolated from the rest of the gorge, reachable 
only by a crumbling road that winds along the side of a 
cliff.  The main water pipe leading into the village has been 
broken for several years and the only source of drinking 
water are a few wells scattered along the outskirts of the 
village.  In addition, much of the remaining pipe network has 
rusted beyond repair, necessitating a complete reconstruction 
of the water supply system. 
 
3.  The NRC will partner with the local construction company 
Nodaomi, which in 2006 successfully renovated the Tsinubani 
village school with Ambassador's Fund money.  The project 
will install a new main water pipe to the village, repair the 
village pipe network, and install or fix several taps for 
running water throughout the village.  The estimated duration 
of the project is three months and will employ approximately 
20 locals and refugees.  When completed, the renovated water 
system will provide easy access to running water for all 300 
villagers, including approximately 90 Chechen refugees.  The 
NRC estimates that this project will cost USD 20,000. 
TEFFT

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