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Government of Tbilisi Municipality announces 2 new programs for rehabilitation of damaged buildings

Tbilisi: The Government of Tbilisi Municipality announced that two new programs have been developed for the purpose of replacing and rehabilitation of damaged buildings and debris located in historical districts. According to the first program, the business sector, after the agreement with the owners of the damaged houses, will be given the opportunity to replace or rehabilitate the damaged buildings in historical districts themselves.

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Tbilisi: The Government of Tbilisi Municipality announced that two new programs have been developed for the purpose of replacing and rehabilitation of damaged buildings and debris located in historical districts. According to the first program, the business sector, after the agreement with the owners of the damaged houses, will be given the opportunity to replace or rehabilitate the damaged buildings in historical districts themselves.

However, it is noted here that the business will replace or rehabilitate a damaged house only according to the detailed project and expenditure developed by the Tbilisi Development Fund According to this. 

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In exchange, the municipality offers businesses on land they own that must be outside the historic district, rather than in the historic district, to give a planning solution to the surrounding area and give them specific parameters. In addition, it will be possible for an interested business entity to pay the appropriate amount directly to the budget and transfer the work to the Tbilisi Development Fund.

This business-inclusion model will, on the one hand, prevent construction from overloading and maximize the historic neighborhoods’ landscape, while, on the other, protect and encourage damaged homeowners to improve housing and ex-condition.

Regarding the second program, the owners of damaged buildings will be given the opportunity to auction their properties by the Tbilisi City Hall.

After the joint procurement and consent of the owners, Tbilisi City Hall measures real estate and provides an expert assessment of the property to assess its value. Following this, the Transport and Urban Development Agency and other relevant structural units will make a decision with optimal planning, and this detailed information will be posted on the Tbilisi City Hall website within two months.

 At the request of interested parties, Tbilisi City Hall will provide them with all the necessary information regarding the further development of this area. Two months after posting information, this property will be auctioned. In the end, we offer the owners the highest bidder over the auction, and only their decision will make the property real. 

In case the owners wish to have an auction held according to their named price, it is obvious that Tbilisi City Hall will fully provide this. That is, the auction will be announced at the will of the owners, according to the price indicated by their own expert conclusion.

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On the plots of land, which are privately owned, however, due to public interests, the municipality will plan the arrangement of recreational spaces – garden, square, park, boulevard, children’s field or sports building (training base, sports arena, stadium, gym, open and closed swimming pool), to the owners of these land and private property. 

In this process, the legal interests of the owner will be protected, and, in exchange for this land, will be allowed to build on another privately owned plot with different parameters. K2 coefficient increase will not happen in any case. 

The process applies only to land that is of significant importance to the public interest — that is, if the land will be used only for recreational purposes and the state or municipality has an interest in its use.

 From March 20, the issuance of A-category taxi licenses will be stopped by the old system and from April 1, a new, different model will be put into effect. On April 1, permanent permits will be issued at once, which can be sold, bought, or leased by the owners of the permits themselves. 

Tbilisi City Hall will no longer issue permits. These permits will remain with citizens permanently, and then they decide whether to continue working, or lease the permit to someone to sell. As the permit will expire, I urge those who drive A category taxis and never got a permit to apply to the municipality by March 20 and get a category A permit under the old system. Otherwise, they won’t be able to get permanent permits on April 1.

 In Saburtalo district, we are starting the construction of a car ramp connecting Levan Gotua Street and Mtkvari right bank, because this road, which goes from Gotua to the beach, is a big problem for the cars that use this road. 

Also, a problem for those driving along the coast and causing some accidental situations. The current ramp will not provide road safety for vehicles coming from Gotua Street to the beach. Once the project is completed, traffic on the existing ramp will be one-way and vehicles will be able to move from the coast to Gotua Street, while Gotua Street to the coast will enjoy the new ramp. 

Accordingly, the outgoing and incoming stream will not interfere with each other. The work starts today and it will take about three months to set up.

From March 18, problematic transport junctions will begin at the intersection of Ketevan Queen Avenue and Navtlughi Street; Moscow Avenue and Meveli Street intersection; on the territory of metro station “Samgori”, on the intersection of Javakheti Street and Moscow Avenue. 

These road junctions will have road infrastructure for safe pedestrian movement and lanes for public transport. In particular, a bus lane will be arranged in the road section from Ketevan Queen Avenue and Kachinski Street, to the intersection of Javakheti Street and Moscow Avenue.

 All this is done to make public transport, which carries the most people during the day, comfortable, fast, and that citizens do not have to wait at bus stops for a while because buses and minibuses are stuck in traffic. It’s the discomfort that follows a chain reaction. 

And citizens think that there is a shortage of buses and minibuses in the city, which is not true. Two times more buses are served to the population of the capital today than this e. S. It was happening under the conditions of yellow buses, but these traffic jams create some problems. Therefore, we made this decision – transport corridors should be connected.

The budget of the program “Ability of children with autism spectrum” is growing from year to year. Last month we informed parents of these children that in March. 300 more children and adults would join the program, bringing 1,850 beneficiaries. Also, the number of service-providing institutions would increase. Currently, nine centres are serving the beneficiaries of the program.

 At this time, we are informing you about another news – the value of the program’s voucher has also increased, and every month, the beneficiaries of the program will be funded by 450 GEL instead of 400 GEL. If last year 4800 GEL was spent for beneficiaries of the program, from now on, 5400 GEL will be allocated for each of them.

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