don’t know if Tbilisi Minibus Tbilisi is holding talks with the Russian automotive manufacturer
GAZ, but it’s important that it
will be Georgian production and the
Georgian brand,” Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze says commenting on the launch of Russian
minibuses Gazelle production in Georgia.
Kaladze announced about the launch of production of minibuses in Georgia
without specifying which companies are involved in talks. Commersant has learnt that the talks are
underway with the Russian company GAZ about
the production of Gazelle next minibuses.
“The minibuses moving around Tbilisi should be urgently changed due to
their very poor condition. For this reason we are negotiating about their replacement by new
cars. The contract provides for the import of cars, but Tbilisi Minibus initiated
to start assembling cars in Georgia. This project is interesting
for us, we can only hail this initiative as we are set to create a new Georgian brand,” he says.
the Mayor’s words, no decision has been
made yet and negotiations are still underway.
with investors are carried out by Tbilisi Minibus company while the City Hall
is not directly involved in them,” he notes.
Minibus company confirms the talks about the facility construction and doesn’t deny a Russian manufacturer as the potential
minibuses are produced in many countries, including Russia and Turkey. We can’t
specify with which company we are holding negotiations, ” Tbilisi Minibus explains.