Cartu foundation gifts food market building to farmers at Georgia’s highway

The new agricultural market building is located across the main highway of Georgia, near the village Ruisi. Photo by Cartu Foundation., 21 Oct 2016 - 15:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Farmers living in Georgia’s Kareli municipality are now able to sell their agricultural products in comfortable and safe environment.

The Cartu Charity Foundation - a charity fund established and financed by Georgian tycoon and former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili – financed construction of new agricultural market building in the village Ruisi, in Kareli municipality.

The new market was built across the main highway of Georgia and includes three pavilions of which two opened today and the third one will be opened in November 17.

Right now the two pavilions are already ready for welcoming the traders and the clients, while the third one will be opened in November. Photo by the Cartu Foundation. 

In total all thee pavilions will be able to place about 100 counters while 70 cars can fit in the parking lot.

Before opening the new facility the roadside street vending was creating problems for the drivers as well as the pedestrians. Besides, it was difficult to meet the food safety standards.

The number of car accidents increased in recent years (2014-2016) because of the street vending. Despite the dangerous location it was also hard for the street vendors to trade in winter when there was so cold outside,” read the press-release by the Cartu Foundation.

Now the street vendors will be able to move inside the pavilions that are built in accordance with the international standards and sell their agricultural products.

Cartu Foundation has already gifted the new facility to the Kareli municipality.