Kutaisi parliament cost USD 196 million

18 Dec, 2012

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TBILISI, DFWatch – A new study has revealed the true cost of Georgia’s new parliament: USD 196 million.

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on Monday presented a report about the cost of building a new parliament building in Kutaisi, the second largest city in Georgia.

President Mikheil Saakashvili announced in late 2011 that he would move parliament. The official reason was to decentralize state institutions, but many people believe the true reason was that Tbilisi is a hotbed for anti-Saakashvili sentiment. See more…