PM views multi-million GEL facilities benefiting Georgians and Abkhazians

Georgia’s Prime Minister visited western Samegrelo region to view local infrastructural projects. Photo by the Prime Minister’s webpage., 20 Feb 2016 - 16:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikahsvili has visited a new, multi-million GEL trade centre near occupied Abkhazia in Georgia's western Samegrelo region where dozens of business have opened shops and trading areas.

The PM also visited the construction site of a new hospital worth 41 million GEL in Rukhi village, which will provide the highest level of care for locals and those living in the breakaway region.

The Government of Georgia provided information about new facilities in Abkhazian language. Photo by the Prime Minister's webpage. 

The multi-million GEL trading complex in Rukhi village comprised of 10 separate buildings and other infrastructural facilities on a five-hectare plot, which will provide permanent jobs for 1,000 people. 

I hope the new facility will bring positive benefits for regional socio-economic development,” said Kvirikashvili. 

A new, multi-functional trade centre in Rukhi village. Photo by the Prime Minister's webpage. 

The complex area was already occupied by wholesale and retail shops, furniture and hardware stores, a supermarket, an open market, financial and banking facilities, an auto service, post office and a pharmacy. 

From Monday, February 22 Georgia’s Ministry of Justice will open its 31st Community Centre  and offer up to 200 legal services to locals, ranging from providing identification documents to registering properties. 

Free internet, Skype, an electronic library, Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), pay boxes and a ballroom will also be within the Community Centre space. 

Rukhi  Community Centre will be opened on February 22. Photo by the Prime Minister's webpage. 

The project, worth 15 million GEL ($6.05 million/€5.4 million*), was carried out by the state-owned Partnership Fund. About 300 locals were employed during the construction phase. 

While in Samegrelo PM Kvirikashvili viewed the unfinished construction of a multi-profile hospital in Rukhi, which is due to be completed in 2017. The new hospital was forecast to cost about 41.3 million GEL ($16.6million/€14.9million*) to build.

Construction of Zugdidi Stadium has launched.Photo by the Prime Minister's webpage. 

Kvirikashvili  also attended a sod-turning ceremony at Zugdidi Stadium, which will serve 7,233 guests when completed.

* Currencies are equivalent to today’s National Bank of Georgia exchange rate.