New Community Centre opens near Tskhinvali occupation line

The new Community Centre at de-facto Tskhinvali can provide services for 20,000 rural residents. Photo by the Ministry of Justice., 09 Sep 2016 - 15:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

A new Community Centre has opened in Tkviavi village that will provide over 200 state services to 20,000 rural residents.

Tkviavi village is a small settlement located near the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) separating Georgia’s eastern de-facto Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region from the rest of Georgia. 

The Centre was officially opened yesterday by the Ministry of Justice. It will serve about 20,000 people living in Tkviavi and nearby rural villages. 

The Centre will offer more than 200 of the most in-demand state services including key private sector services. Guests will also be able to access free internet, a library and a conference room.

This was the 36th Community Centre to open in a rural area by the current Government, and the fourth such public facility located near the occupation line, said Georgia’s Ministry of Justice.

About 200 local residents were employed in the rural Community Centres, which have already provided about 250,000 services for the rural population. Previously these people had to leave their home areas and visit a larger city to access vital public services.