“I am glad to have been able today to participate together with Mr. Gomelauri in this far-reaching event. We have started building Police Town that will accommodate over 1,000 police officers. Work has already commenced, and the construction company promises to finalize it very soon, probably in about two years. And we will provide over 1,000 police officers with apartments,” Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told journalists after the ceremony of burying a time capsule in the foundation of Police Town.
As the Head of Government pointed out, the project costs about 125 million GEL, for which police officers will pay a symbolic price, while the rest will be covered by the state.
“This project costs about 125 million GEL. Police officers will pay a symbolic price, about 300 GEL per m2, and the rest will be covered in full by the state, the Interior Ministry. Most importantly, I would like to inform our prized hero police officers that this will not be a one-time project. The construction of Police Towns will continue, and we, and I personally, really want to guarantee this on the legislative level. Once again, I want to thank our hero, prized police officers for everything, for protecting our country, our country’s security, and our citizens. Our Government is obligated to do all that is best for our hero police officers. Once again, I thank Mr. Gomelauri and each and every police officer,” the Prime Minister stated.
A ceremony of burying a time capsule was held to mark the construction of Police Town designed for the Interior Ministry’s employees.
After the completion of construction, at the initial stage, over 1,000 on-duty police officers and Interior Ministry employees will receive apartments.
Police Town project is under implementation on Anna Politkovskaya Street, Saburtalo District, with 12- and 13-story residential buildings to be constructed in a 6-hectare territory. Along with the residential complex, entertainment and athletic spaces will also be arranged.
The apartments will be allocated to police officers for a concessionary price of 300 GEL per m2, while the rest of the cost will be covered by the state.