On 17 July 2014, the then Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (now the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia) visited Maestro channel’s Business Contact

where he elaborated on regional infrastructural projects including the Tskaltubo project: “We are carrying out GEL 42 million worth of work in Tskaltubo which includes the renovation and rehabilitation of historical buildings, roads and drainage channels. The projects will be finished by the end of the year.”

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took interest in this statement and verified its accuracy.

On the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure website we found a regional development plan of 2014 sorted by regions. The following table depicts the infrastructural projects planned in Tskaltubo:

Title

Total Cost of the Project (GEL thousand)

Implementation Period of the Project

Service Provider

Donor

Construction and Rehabilitation of Tskaltubo Water Supply System

5,323.7

2012-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

European Investment Bank

Construction of Tskaltubo Resort Management Office and Small Touristic Buildings Near Lake Tsivi

6,304.23

2012-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of the Buildings and Small Pedestrian Bridge Situated in the Centre of Tskaltubo

296.18

2012-2013

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of Roads, Paths and Drainage Systems of the Central Park and Lake Tsivi

8,997.03

2012-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of the Drainage System and the Surface of the Tskaltubo Circular Road

5,497.1

2012-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of the Drainage Channels Inside and Outgoing from Lake Tsivi

3,870.1

2012-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation and Planting Trees Near Tskaltubo Central Park and Lake Tsivi

3,161.92

2013-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of the Outdoor Lighting of Tskaltubo Central Park, Circular Road and Lake Tsivi

2,660.79

2013-2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Rehabilitation of Tskaltubo City Council and Train Station Buildings and Small Pedestrian Bridges

_

2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

Renovation of Tskaltubo Cinema and Municipality Governance Buildings

_

2014

The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The World Bank

According to these data, the overall cost of the projects planned in Tskaltubo is GEL 36.1 million. The costs of two projects are not given.

On the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure website we also found information about the progress of the aforementioned projects. According to the information, the rehabilitation of the Lake Tsivi Holiday Complex is in progress at this stage. Cleaning of the Lake is already finished and the renovation of outdoor infrastructure will be started in the nearest future. The cost of the project is GEL 5 million and is funded by the World Bank. The rehabilitation of the Tskaltubo Central Park will also be started in several days. The rehabilitation also received GEL 7 million of funding by the World Bank. This project could not be implemented until now as the tender winning Sani Company could not fulfill its obligations and a new tender had to be announced.

We found information about the Tskaltubo infrastructural projects on a Tskaltubo municipality website. According to the information, rehabilitation of the drainage system and the surface of the Tskaltubo circular road started on 1 July. The project is implemented by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia and funded by the World Bank. The project includes the rehabilitation of the Tskaltubo circular road (5,430 meters), drainage channel systems (197 meters), roads, paths and sidewalks and the renovation of two bridges. The work is being carried out by the tender winning Tsekuri Ltd and Sakmilsadenmsheni Ltd. The initial cost of the project is GEL 5.9 million.

The donor of the project of the rehabilitation of roads, paths and drainage systems of the Tskaltubo Central Park and Lake Tsivi (stage two) is the World Bank. The work is being carried out by Dagi Ltd. The initial cost of the project is GEL 7.4 million (starting on 28 May 2014 and finishing on 28 May 2015).

Two projects in Tskaltubo are among the list of the projects already finished by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia:

  • The rehabilitation of the Tskaltubo Municipality Governance Building roof. The work was carried out by Kartli Ltd and the overall cost was equal to GEL 266,796.
  • The rehabilitation of the water supply and sewage systems. The work was carried out by In-Si Ltd and Service Ltd and the overall cost was equal to GEL 3,900,194.

Conclusion

According to the obtained data, the overall cost of the projects planned in Tskaltubo is GEL 36.1 million. The costs of two projects are not given. Mr Khokrishvili stated that GEL 42 million worth of work is planned in Tskaltubo. The rehabilitation of the drainage systems and the surface of the Tskaltubo circular road, the rehabilitation of the Lake Tsivi Holiday Complex, water supply and sewage systems, outdoor lighting, pedestrian bridges and buildings are planned in Tskaltubo. Two projects have already been finished. Several projects are currently in progress and are to be finished by the end of the year. The rehabilitation of the Tskaltubo Central Park will also be started in the nearest future. This project could not be implemented until now as the tender winning Sani Company could not fulfili its obligations.

FactCheck concludes that Elguja Khokrishvili’s statement: “We are carrying out GEL 42 million worth of work in Tskaltubo which includes the renovation and rehabilitation of historical buildings, roads and drainage channels. The projects will be finished by the end of the year,” is TRUE.

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