Regular wage at a public office
One’s own business
According to the sources of income, 27 APs have the maximum number of sources of income of
two making 75% of the total number. 6APs (16.6%) have one source of income, and other 3 APs
(8.4%) have 3 sources of income. The maximum monthly income among AHs is 2000 GEL
(average monthly income), while the least income is 300 GEL. As some APs state, their income is
less than 100 GEL, particularly in winter (at the stage of the social survey, 3 APs named their
pensions as the major source of income making 216 GEL including the legal appendage for
As the survey results suggest, the average monthly income of families is 775 GEL. However,
following the climatic conditions of the area and specifics of the present-day tourism in the project
zone, their income is not stable. The income received from business in the project zone summer
months is 2.5 or 3 times more than the income in winter months.
As the persons affected by the project realization state, almost half of their family budget is spent
for food with the remained amount covering other kinds of expenses. See the information about
the expenses in Table 7.
Table 7. Average Annual Expenses
Average Annual Costs
% of the Total Costs
Other (not food)
Seventeen (almost half) of the APs (47.2%) have bank or private loans. 15 APs have bank loans,
while two APs (5.5%) have loans from private entities. The maximum loan amount is 20,000 USD
and the minimum loan amount is 600 GEL.
3.3.3. Domestic Animals and Domestic Goods
Despite the fact that most APs live in privately owned houses and own land plots, they are not
engaged in cattle-breeding. Only 3 APs out of 33 (8.3% of the total number) owning land plots
have one cattle each, a cow in particular; 12 APs (33.3%) have poultry in small numbers.
The detailed information about the types of domestic animals and essential commodities owned
by the APs is given in Table 8.
Table 8. Owning Domestic Goods
Number of Families
As already mentioned, the majority of the persons affected by the project implementation live in
village Ananuri. The village is located adjacent to the central main road, has its own outpatient
clinic, public school and kindergarten. The village has electrical power and central water-supply
systems. The village does not have a central water drainage system.
Zhinvali Settlement (with 2 APs living in it) has central water-supply and water drainage systems,
as well as electrical power and gas-supply systems. The settlement has its own outpatient clinic,
public school and kindergarten.
The village Zatinaantkari (with 2 APs living in it) has central gas supply and electrical power
clinic, public school or kindergarten in the village. There is a central road cross the village.
Village Tsikhisdziri (with 1 AP living in it) has central gas-supply and electrical power supply
systems, but not central water-supply or water drainage systems. There are an outpatient clinic,
public school and kindergarten in the village. There is a central main road across the village.
The city of Tbilisi (with 1 AP living in it) has all necessary infrastructures.
3.4. Key Notes and Requirements
Both at the stages of the preparation of the present document and during the social survey, the
persons affected by the project implementation had the possibility to express their views and
remarks regarding the project and inform about their expectations and wishes to the project
implementing organizations. A relevant question was included in the questionnaire developed
within the scope of the project (See Annex 3).
All APs stated unanimously that the existing business is their main source of income for most of
continue their activities in the project zone both, during the project implementation and after the
completion of the project.
Several meetings were held regarding this issue both with the representatives of the Municipal
Development Fund and Dusheti Municipality. Following the meetings, it was decided that all APs
running business on the territory adjacent to the Ananuri Complex will maintain their businesses
despite their status. See the detailed information about the considered alternatives and made
decisions in Chapter 2.2 “Alternatives of Resettlement Minimization”.
In addition, the APs were discontent with the number of the car parking areas under the project.
the cars owned by APs only is 20 used by them to transport the souvenirs and agricultural products
to the project zone in the morning to take them back home in the evening. They park their cars in
the project area. Consequently, after the implementation of the project, 90% of the car parking
areas will be occupied by their cars making the situation quite uncomfortable for the tourists.
At the meetings held regarding this issue both, with the representatives of the project implementing
organization and APs, many different views were heard. However, following the real situation, no
building of additional car parking areas would be possible within the scope of the project due to
the following reasons:
zone and in order to solve this problem, it already became necessary to limit the areas of the green
islands, making doing any additional actions physically impossible.