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City Hall Obliges Seekers of Building Licenses to Plant 3-meter-high Trees

Tbilisi City Hall’s municipal office of transport and ecology will be involved in the process of issuing building licenses, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kalzde noted at today’s meeting of Tbilisi government.

“We are implementing institutional reforms that should be strengthened by due legal changes. We have initiated several legal normative acts that essentially change urban planning process. Under the mentioned changes, Tbilisi City Hall office for transport and ecology s obliged to participate in issuing building licenses”, Kakha Kaladze said and added that this amendments is to prevent any problems from the very beginning.

Under the new regulations, interested bodies, who seek building licenses should submit dendrology projects and agree them with City Hall.

This refers to not only private sector, but also City Hall. The existing parks and squares do not suffice and, in all building projects, attention will be paid to arranging and greening the nearby territories”, Kakha Kaladze said.
Projects should comprise a plan for planing trees of 3 meters in height, Kaladze said.