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August 4, 2011


 Today, the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia held a presentation of the project entitled: "The Investment and Employment."

 
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure has presented the data about the number of investment and about the number of people employed by the Ministry in 2009 and 2010.  During the presentation it was declared the data about the number of employed people as a result of ongoing and planned projects of 2011. The Minister of the Regional Development and Infrastructure has talked about the plans of 2012 and has noted that according to this project the number of employed people should be more than 60 thousand in next year.
The priorities of activities of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia are: Construction of East - West Highway, construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and tunnels, construction and rehabilitation of the Baku - Tbilisi- Kars New Railway and rehabilitation of water supply and sewerage systems. In these fields throughout 2009 investments about 812 million GEL have been made and 23 thousand 900 people were employed; in 2010 the number of investment was 912 million GEL and the amount of employed was 31 thousand 100 people; At the end of 2011 the number of employed has to reach 44 thousand and 400 people and the number of investment has to be 1 386 million GEL. 1 838 million GEL investment is planned for 2012 and 62 500 people will be employed.
Works carried out by the Ministry of Regional Development:
- 80 km of the Highway was built;
- 3000 km of roads have been rehabilitated;
- 33 bridges were built and 178 ones were rehabilitated;
- Construction of 4 tunnels and rehabilitation of one is being implemented;
- Baku - Tbilisi Kars railway project includes construction of 25 km of new railway and rehabilitation of 160 km existing railway;
-  Construction of the tunnel and the station for replacement carts is being implemented as well;
- Water supply and sewerage systems rehabilitation projects are underway in the 27 municipalities of Georgia;
- Full rehabilitation of the water supply system in 6 big cities of Georgia has been started;
- 410 projects of rehabilitation of water supply systems and roads, and organization of amenities of the buildings will be implemented by Municipal Development Fund.
   It should be noted that the majority of people employed by the Ministry of Regional Development are local residents.
 
 

   
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