The U.S. will construct a workshop for repair of vessels in Georgia
Today in Georgia, near the Poti port, the ceremony of laying the foundation of building of a workshop for repairing ships of the Coast Guard will be held. As reported by Trend, the ceremony will involve the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass and Deputy Interior Minister of Sakartvelo Zaza Gogava. The U.S. government allocates funds in the amount of $ 4 million for this project. As reported at the U.S. Embassy in an interview, the building work will be led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The direct work will be carried out by a local construction company. The shop will be equipped with modern facilities.
Construction of a workshop is a part of the U.S. government's program of "export control and border security", explained in the embassy. $ 10 million were invested in it. The assistance to the Coast Guard to repair Georgia's two major patrol vessels and a complete modernization of the third patrol boat was provided within this program. The Georgian company carried out the repair of all three boats. The U.S. officials hope the program will assist in the development of shipbuilding industry in Georgia.