Tbilisi Mayor, Kakha Kaladze, announced at today’s government session that City Hall is to provide two million GEL for the club culture sector, due to the damage caused by the pandemic.
Kaladze said that all those who work in this field will receive assistance, and highlighted that the electronic music and club sector was the first field to shut down during the pandemic and had been severely affected, with many of its employees left without jobs.
Kaladze also pointed to the fact that the club sector is an area that had made the capital of Georgia famous in Europe and has attracted many tourists to the country.
“On the one hand, it is necessary to alleviate the socio-economic situation of people working in this field and their families, maintain the viability of the electronic music sector and other organizations, and on the other hand, with state support, maintain their potential and motivation to continue their activities in the post-pandemic period. They will have maximum support from us,” he said.
“Within the framework of the Night Economy project, I was in communication with people involved in the sector, many meetings were held, Andria Basilaia was conducting negotiations. We have decided to offer them an aid package, to the amount of 2 million GEL, and at least 500 people employed in this field will benefit from this aid package,” the Tbilisi Mayor said.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze