100m GEL agrozone to be created in Georgia’s Imereti region

The project will aim at the development of traditional greenhouses in Imereti. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
Agenda.ge, 06 Mar 2018 - 14:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

A special agrozone will be created in Georgia’s Imereti region to help farmers take agribusiness to the next level and export high-standard products to European Union (EU) markets.

A total of 100 million GEL (about $40.95m/€33.18m*) will be invested through a public-private partnership model in the project, announced Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at today’s government meeting.

The project will be implemented by Georgia’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and will aim at the development of traditional greenhouses in Imereti. The project will also support local entrepreneurs.

The goal of the project is to increase the amount of production and export high quality Georgian products to high standard markets such as the European Union”, said PM Kvirikashvili.

The project details were discussed at today's government meeting. Photo by the PM's press office. 

To achieve this goal new greenhouses and logistic centres should be implemented in Georgia. PM Kvirikashvili already talked about the construction of two logistic centres of which one will be built in Imereti and the second near the town of Rustavi.

"With the current volume of production Georgia’s private sector can’t meet the demand of EU markets…[But] we want to help the private sector to increase production volume and improve the quality as well”, said Kvirikashvili.

*Currency conversions reflect National Bank of Georgia values as of today.