Gov’t announces tender for IDP housing project

Refugee Minister Sozar Subari presented details of the project to the Government's economic council today., 20 Nov 2014 - 14:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Government has announced a tender for a development company to provide apartments for Georgia’s internally displaced persons (IDPs).

This decision was reached today at an Economic Council meeting, led by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

The tender will be launched in the near future and will be open to development companies who operate in Tbilisi.

Garibashvili said the long-term project will be implemented in several stages over the next few years.

In the first stage, apartments will be purchased for refugees in apartment blocks that are already under construction. The second stage will see the development of former construction projects that stopped years ago for various reasons.

At today’s meeting, Economic Council members listened to Minister ofInternally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia Sozar Subari speak about this and other projects, including the ‘village house’ project, which involved the Government purchasing houses in different villages for IDPs.

Subari noted the Ministry had received 350 applications for the village housing project, most of which would be satisfied by the end of this year.

"This is a very important project. The refugees are themselves choosing their homes in rural areas accompanied with the infrastructure, agricultural land and cattle in most cases. So the IDPs not only purchase a house in the village but they get an opportunity to exist and support their family,” Subari noted.