The Order regulates protection measures for the sustainability of coastal zones of the sea, water objects and rivers of Georgia, as well as provides for the state supervision and liability issues for negative erosional processes in the same zones. According to the Order, these regulations are oriented towards an integration of the interests of multiple sectors in order to enhance the sustainability of social and ecosystems. The purposes of the Order include optimal integration of environmental protection and economic interests when using natural resources; timely forecast of negative processes in the coastal zones and timely efforts to address them; defining protected areas; imposing prohibitions and liability for negative processes in coastal zones; management of land use in the coastal zones; management of construction and mineral extraction from coastal zones; spatial planning of the zones; and enhancing protection and restoration of coastal zones. The document consists of four chapters: General provisions (I); Coastal zone management (II); Engineering structures and damage valuation (III); and Regulations for use of coastal zones (IV).
Implements: Law on Regulation and Engineering Protection of Seas, Water Objects and River Coastlines (No. 567-IS of 2000) (2011-05-05)
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Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. After a brief period of independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia was occupied by Soviet Russia in 1921, becoming the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and part of the Soviet Union. After independence in 1991, post-communist Georgia suffered from civil unrest and economic crisis for most of the 1990s. This lasted until the Rose Revolution of 2003, after which the new government introduced democratic and economic reforms.