PM : Today, we face so serious challenges that Poti, as well as Anaklia, must be built

Today, there is an epidemic in the country and the world is facing a global challenge. Every lari of additional investment means additional jobs for our citizens. Today, we face so serious challenges that Poti, as well as Anaklia, must be built and if anyone has any resources and can provide additional investment for Anaklia or any other major project, including Nenskra, Khudoni, or Namakhvani, I personally promise you that each lari will be counted and the state will provide all kinds of support in order to create additional jobs for our citizens, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia told reporters in Zugdidi.

According to him, the government will do its best to support all businessmen who can create local enterprises that will be able to replace imports in any field.

"All businessmen who can create local enterprises that will be able to replace imports in any field, be it food programs or industrial production - I will personally support them and so will the government. Consider this: The development of Poti Port is limited at a maximum of 6 million additional tonnes - there simply is no more space there, which means that the Anaklia deepwater port, which was designed with 100 million additional tonnes in mind, is the future of our country and a strategic project. Therefore, anyone who wants to develop Anaklia should provide funding as soon as possible and we will do our best for them. Within two years, Poti must fulfill the obligations that it has taken on with regard to attracting additional freight and creating capacities. Poti Port is obligated to invest $350 million and to create a minimum of 1,500 jobs during the construction phase over the next two years. If anyone is against this, I am prepared to meet with them any time, at any place, in order to discuss this in any shape or form," the Prime Minister said.

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