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As of August 20 there were no delays of the rail freight operations from Poti port to Armenia, but delays are possible over Poti flood alert, Vahe Davtyan, Spokesperson of the South Caucasus Railway CJSC told ArmInfo.
He said specialists of the company regularly monitor the situation in Poti - the biggest sea port in Georgia. Floods have seriously damaged hydro system on the River of Rioni that protects the town from floods and serves as a bridge. Specialists say most part of Poti and the port will be totally flooded unless immediate measures are taken to restore the hydro-system facility. The local authorities, in turn, say that immediate repair of the hydro-system will cost 18 million lari and they are currently working to find the necessary sum.
V. Davtyan said that many citizens of Armenia who earlier booked tickets to the resort towns of Ureki and Kobuleti began changing their final destination to Batumi.