“The state spends a billion on infrastructure and has the right to put forward its own conditions”

“The state spends a billion on infrastructure and has the right to put forward its own conditions”

access_time2019-12-06 13:00:28

According to the former head of the Roads Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure Giorgi Seturidze, the active involvement of large, as well as foreign companies in the state  tenders is not illegal and does not show the lack of competition in the construction industry.

“If the state spends a billion on infrastructure, it naturally has the right to put forward its own conditions,” the ex-official says.

In Giorgi Seturidze’s words, to receive an order for a large project implementation, the construction company must have the appropriate experience, and if it has not it that still does not mean there is no competition.

“Our tender amounts are very low compared  with neighboring countries that excludes  shadow factors or they are insignificant. Moreover, all projects are carried out in accordance with international standards and norms, ” Seturidze notes.


As for the reasons why Georgian companies are not actively growing and developing, the ex-official believes this is because the  government agencies refuse to use the mechanism to promote local business not to be accused  of lobbying.

“There are a few large local companies in Georgia that can carry out  serious and large-scale projects, but often they don’t take part in tenders due to  the lack of financial turnover, ” the former head of the Roads Department stresses.

თეგები:
commersant




Similar News

up