A new greenhouse has opened within a stone’s throw of Georgia’s administrative border with breakaway Abkhazia.
Today a new greenhouse opened in Rukhi, a village in the western Georgian city of Zugdidi, about a kilometre from Enguri Bridge along the so-called Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) between breakaway Abkhazia and the rest of Georgia.
The majority of greenhouse staff were people who had been displaced from Abkhazia.
The new greenhouse will grow different kinds of vegetables and Kolkhuri box-tree.
The idea to build a new greenhouse was initiated by the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and was implemented with financial support of the Japan Embassy to Georgia. More than $92,000 was spent on the project.
At the greenhouse opening ceremony Georgia’s Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia said the number of displaced people had increased from 7,400 to 13,500 in the past 18 months.
The greenhouse project aimed to improve the social and economic conditions of displaced families and decrease the number of their unemployment.