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TBILISI (BPI) - A free industrial zone (FIZ) will be built in Gonio. The Memorandum will be signed this week between the FIZ administrator company ICBT Corp and the government of Adjara.
Roughly, a free industrial zone will be placed on 300 hectares of land in the village of Gonio near the Turkish border. According to the author of the project, head of the “Georgian-Belarusian Business Group” Archil Dolidze, it includes investors from different countries such as the Czech “Tatra” American ” Invest Energy “, as well as businessmen from Israel and Canada.
At this stage negotiations are underway with the Government of Georgia on receiving the FIZ status.
The industrial zone will be divided into three formats – the first provides for the deployment of business objects on the area of 10 hectares. Business zone will unite the stock exchange, leasing companies and business entities.
The second part will be designed for the tourism business and merge several high class hotels while IT laboratory will be located in the third.
It is planned to involve IBM company in creating a virtual zone – at this stage negotiations are underway with Moscow and Kiev offices of the American giant.
“We give the representatives of the international business an opportunity to work and create harmonious conditions in Georgia for this purpose. Both tax and political environment in the country is totally acceptable for them, they believe they can work safely in Georgia today, as there are no bureaucratic obstacles and artificial interference. In addition, we are very interested in the tourist zone, we want to open several high class hotels in the FIZ. We are also negotiating with Hollywood company “Warner Brothers,” – author of the project Archil Dolidze explains.
According to him, all construction work will be carried out with use of materials produced in Georgia.
“At least 18 enterprises will be built, including the production of sandwich-panels, building blocks, and decorative accessories. In parallel, we are in talks to build a waste processing plant. We also reached an agreement with our foreign partners on the construction of a new road to the airport and the new terminal, “- the author of the project adds.
Gonio would become the third FIZ in the country, after Kutaisi and Poti, respectively operating since 2009 and 2008.