Tbilisians turn to Chemikucha.ge to report problems on their streets
Within the first 72 hours of its operation, www.chemikucha.ge has received more than 30,500 page views. Over 4,800 people visited the site and reported 164 problems on their streets. Officials from Tbilisi City Hall have already started commenting and have provided updates on plans to fix several reported problems.
“We are very happy about the huge interest people are showing in this project. The large amount of reports submitted shows that we have found a convenient method for people to make the public and City Hall aware of issues they are concerned about”, says Eka Gigauri, TI Georgia’s Executive Director.
Chemikucha.ge is a platform that allows people living in Tbilisi to report and discuss problems on their streets, locate them on a map and upload pictures. Tbilisi City Hall is automatically notified via email about every issue reported to the site. The platform was launched on Monday, March 21, in the presence of Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava and is the first platform of this kind in the former Soviet Union.
The web-platform as well as the electronic map used for the project are open-source tools, allowing other interested civil society organizations to develop similar websites that collect reports from users to monitor specific issues.
FixMyStreet Georgia – Chemikucha.ge is made possible by generous support from Eurasia Partnership Foundation.
Nana Lobjanidze, Communications Officer
Transparency International Georgia
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