Table 12: State Institutions that may be involved in RAP implementation process
3 Ministry of Environmental Protection and
Resolves the issues related to the changes of
the designation of land. Site approval within
the Construction Permit.
4 Tourism Department
Site approval within the Construction Permit.
Certain restrictions on construction in a
sanitaire protection zones of resorts
5 Ministry of Culture, Monuments
Protection and Sports
Site approval within the Construction Permit.
Certain restrictions on construction in
archaeologically valuable sites.
6. Consultation and Participation
Consultation and participation is a process through which stakeholders influence and share control
over development initiatives, and the decisions and resources that affect them. It is a two way
process where the executing agencies, policy makers, beneficiaries and PAP discuss and share
their concerns in a project process. Consultation and participation has been a major principle in
the planning and preparation of the detailed design of the Project. WB gives high priority on public
consultation and participation to enhance the community voice and assure incorporation of
community’s views in design and implementation of a socially and environmentally compliant
project. The Georgian laws also place strong emphasis on consultation and notification to ensure
that the PAP participate in the process.
The focus of these consultations are to ensure that the PAP and other stakeholders are informed,
educated, consulted and allowed to participate actively in the process of project development and
preparation of social and resettlement plan; reducing public resistance to change; helping mitigate
and minimize any probable negative impact and bringing in the benefit of the project to the people.
The project design and preparation of land acquisition and resettlement plans, therefore, attempted
consultation and participation of the PAP and communities to incorporate their views, needs and
aspirations into the Project components. The consultation process has stepped up at Feasibility
Study stage and was continued through public consultation meetings and individual contacts
during land compensation/acquisition and resettlement surveys in April in 2017.
6.2 Consultation Process and Methodology
Consultation with local communities and government bodies in the project process was
entailed clearly explaining the project and its impacts to the community through introducing the
project and its impacts through leaflets in local language, clearly explaining to the communities in
informal and formal consultation meetings and individual level discussion during the census.
Consultation with the PAPs in the project affected areas were conducted during the
contacts during land acquisition and resettlement surveys in 23-28 of April, 2017. The
methodology includes walk-through informal group discussion, focused group discussion,
individual interview, key informant interviews, and informal discussion. The PAPs, their
community, and local government officials were consulted to inform, educate and provide
feedback in the project design.
Specifically for this RAP the PAPs were consulted through individual contact during the census
community level meeting and through individual contact at the time of census, socioeconomic
survey and detail measurement survey.
Various methods used for stakeholder’s consultation and participation with concerned
Table 13. The Report of the Consultations Held and Methods of Consultations
Potential APs and
Informing the APs, reviewing their
views about the possible impact,
compliance and rights of property, as
well as giving out compensation,
AHs during the socio-
meetings at a village
Georgia, including its
Taking advice about the government
policy, project guiding priorities and
meetings with the MDF
National Agency of
Public Registry of the
Ministry of Justice of
people in the impact zone. Obtaining
the information about the official
statuses of the entities running business
in the project zone.
Local authorities at
Benefiting from their cooperation in
the impact assessment study and
discussing the problems associated
with the status of overlooked land plots
Individual meetings with
The process of consultation reached the stage of the feasibility study and was continued with public
consultations. Social survey was held in April of 2017.
At the stage of preparing the presented documents and social survey, the persons affected by the
project implementation were given the possibility to express their views and remarks regarding the
project and inform the project implementing organizations about the expectations and wishes. A
relevant question was included in the social questionnaire developed within the scope of the