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Tbilisi in need of new projects

By Tea Mariamidze
Friday, September 5
A new management of the Tbilisi Development Foundation claims that a new era has launched in the foundation’s history. The newly elected foundation Chairperson Temur Khomeriki made the statement during his meeting with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association representatives on September 4.

Khomeriki and the members of GYLA stress that there are multiple questions that remain over the foundation.

“People live in beautiful buildings. However, they lack normal living conditions. There are people who had to leave their accommodations and do not know when they are able to return,” Khomeriki said, accusing the former leadership of the foundation in committing violations.

He admitted that new projects should be drafted and various bureaucratic procedures should be removed for investors.

“We need inventors and they should not be afraid of complicated procedures,” Khomeriki said.

One of the representatives of the GYLA Sulkhan Siladze said that the foundation did not adhere to the state law on purchase that increased the risk of alleged corruption deals. He also stated that the foundation appears to have been involved in the illegal sale of real estate.

“There are many questions over the foundation that remain unanswered,” Siladze said.

Independent MP of Tbilisi Sakrebulo Aleko Elisashvili stated that the foundation had been the source of corruption for years.

“It was the black pocket of the Tbilisi Mayor’s office and many illegal actions had been planned and implemented there. It is welcomed that the new leadership of the foundation launched its activity through the meeting of the NGO,” Elisashvili said.