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Kutaisi to Be a City of Textiles in 2017

Kutaisi to Be a City of Textiles in 2017

By 2017, Kutaisi will become a city of developed textile industry – the Secretary General of International Investors Association of Georgia Osman Chalishkan says.

According to him, two new plants  will be built in the city in the near future,  by 2017 10 000 people will work at the textile enterprises.

“Today, the main problem  is the lack of qualified personnel, and we are negotiating with the Ministry of Economy regarding  the opening of special centers to train future employees of the textile enterprises,” – Osman Chalishkan notes.

In his words, materials will be imported in Georgia and sewed clothes with the label “Made in Georgia” will be exported abroad.

“In the European football championship 2016, eight  teams wore clothes made in Georgia, and it is a subject of great pride for the country. In this sense, the potential is very large because of the cheap workforce and the active support from the government,” – the investor stresses.

According to him, today the main problem faced by  investors in Georgia is the lack of  qualified personnel.