Construction of unprecedented scale sports infrastructure in Gori, Telavi and Batumi is nearing its completion. On February 6, the Deputy Ministers of Culture and Sport Kakhi Kandelaki and Mukhran Shamatava together with the representatives of the manufacturing group of companies Behlen Industries (please include the name of the representative) visited the site.
Representatives of local self-government and legislative body also attended the event. (Behlen will add the Canadian side).
The total cost of all three projects is $ 34 million. The larger hall in Telavi and Gori can welcome 1 500 viewers, the smaller ones – 500 viewers, and a large hall in Batumi can accommodate 2500 viewers, whereas the small hall can be attended by 500 spectators. Arrangement of recreational squares is also planned for the sports palaces.
High-tech snd energy efficient modern sport facilities have been constructed by Canadian company Behlen Industries – the largest Canadian manufacturer of the wide span prefabricated buildings. Behlen is a recognized leader in prefabricated steel buildings industry with global presence and proven track record.
As part of the agreement reached between Behlen and the Government of Georgia, the project is also financed by Behlen who has provided a long term credit facility.
This project opens a new page in fruitful and mutually beneficial business relations between Georgia and Canada and its success assures future growth of Canadian investments in Georgian infrastructure.
The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, "Sportsmanservice" Ltd and the Canadian company BEHLEN INDUSTRIES LP on 4 October 2016.At same time, the construction of 10 soccer and rugby fields is underway in Tbilisi and Ketaisi. The cost of the project is 10 700 000 GEL. In total, 1 000 people are employed at the sports facility under the Ministry of Culture and Sports