Georgian President opposes relocation of Batumi City Hall to Technology University building
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 26 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is urging Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to reconsider the decision in connection with the placement of Batumi City Hall in a building designed for the American University of Technology. The statement was disseminated on the president's social network page.
It says that the American University of Technology was built in Batumi in 2012. The Georgian government invested tens of millions of Lari.
"According to a U.S. government program, we were to additionally get from $50 to $100 million for commissioning one of America's leading technological universities," the statement said. I have learned about the catastrophic decision of the new Georgian government to place the Batumi City Hall, rather than the university, in the most grandiose building of the country. Unfortunately, I have to say that this decision is uncivilized and destructive. It is directed against the future of our country. I urge the Prime Minister to reconsider the decision."