Government Supports a Multifunctional Trade Center in Western Georgia

TBILISI – The government stated today that a large scale infrastructural project has been finalised in Zugdidi, Western Georgia. The PM, along with several cabinet members visited the multi-functional trade centre of Rukhi, near occupied Abkhazia, which is expected to become fully operational from this spring.

The project, worth 15 million GEL was implemented by the Partnership Fund and encompasses 10 buildings occupying an area of 10’000 square meters. The centre unites wholesale and retail stores, furniture and hardware shops, supermarket, open market, the Public Center of the Ministry of Justice, financial and banking facilities, auto service, post office and a pharmacy.

The PM expressed his hope that the trade complex will be a new world within the region and will contribute to its economic and social development. Besides, the PM and Justice Minister opened the 31st community center in the village of Rukhi.

Starting from February 22nd, village residents will be able to take advantage of more than 200 services without leaving their village. The local community will be able to obtainidentity documents, biographic data from the archives, receive notary service, free legal aid and register their property in a comfortable environment. Villagers will also benefit from the private sector ("Liberty Bank", "The Company", "Mechanic") services. Modern electronic library, free Internet, Skype space, meeting rooms, ATM and fast payment machines, a modern conference room are located in the center.

Minister Tea Tsulukiani said that the center is one of the most successful accomplishments of the government, which saves time and funds for the local community. She declared that the provision of public services in a comfortable environment is no longer a luxury only available to large cities. 

20 February 2016 18:04