Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced that Maia Tskhitishvili will be Georgia’s new Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Agenda reports.
Tskhitishvili has been the Head of the Government Administration since 2012. She will replace Zurab Alavidze, who took up the ministerial position in November 2016.
Introducing Tskhitishvili at a special briefing this morning as a very successful head of administration who dealt with a huge volume of tasks, Kvirikashvili said she will be a very successful minister as well.
According to Kvirikashvili, Alavidze tendered his resignation a couple of days ago in order to return to the private sector where he has a long record of experience.
"I want to say that wherever he has worked, Zura has been a significantly effective manager. He has always been against bureaucracy and he is a very results-oriented person”, Kvirikashvili said while speaking of Alavidze.
Kvirikashvili said that during his tenure of the position, Alavidze has contributed to the Spatial Arrangement Plan, which is one of the largest parts of the Government’s four-point reform agendadesigned to ensure the sustainable development and inclusive growth of Georgia.
Thanking Alavidze for all the other projects that are underway at the ministry concerning the rehabilitation of roads and the improvement of water provision systems, Kvirikashvili wished Alavidze success in his future endeavors.
In his concluding words, PM Kvirikashvili said that recent rumours concerning his possible resignation are not true and that the "timer will not ring for a few years”.